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LINCOLN PUBLIC LIBRARY, MASS. 



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REPORT OF THE OFFICERS 



OF THE 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 

FOR THE YEAR 1946 

ALSO 

THE REPORT OF THE 

SCHOOL AND OTHER COMMITTEES 

FOR THE YEAR 1946 




NEWTON 

GARDEN CITY PRINT, Inc. 

1947 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Page 

Assessors, Report of 76 

Auditor, Report of 106 

Board of Appeals, Report of 164 

Building Inspector, Report of 174 

Cemetery Commissioners, Report of 154 

Collector of Taxes, Report of 96 

deCordova and Dana Museum Advisory Committee, Report of .... 175 

Finance Committee, Report of 66 

Fire Engineers, Report of r . . 156 

Health, Board of, Report of 148 

Inspector of Animals, Report of 161 

Jury List for 1946 53 

Library, Report of Trustees of 158 

Statistics 160 

Memorial Day Committee, Report of 178 

Middlesex County Extension Service, Report of 171 

Mosquito Control Commissioners, Report of 150 

Nursing Committee, Report of 157 

Old Age Assistance, Report of 75 

Overlay Account 74 

Planning Board. Report of , 162 

Playground Committee, Report of 173 

Roll of Honor 63 

School Committee, Report of 179 

Expenditures and Receipts 191 

Graduating Class of 1946 193 

School Calendar 181 

School Committee, Report of 182 

School Enrollment 192 

School Nurse, Report of 194 

School Personnel 180 

School Superintendent, Report of 184 

Selectmen, Report of 59 

State Auditor, Report of 129 

Streets, Superintendent of, Report of 143 

Town Clerk, Report of 8 

Annual Meeting, March 4, Proceedings at 15 

Annual Meeting, March 4, Warrant of 8 

Births 54 

Deaths 58 

Dog Licenses 53 

Juror List for 1946 53 

Marriages 55 

Special Town Meeting, June 1 26 

Special Town Meeting, June 28 33 

Sporting Licenses 53 

State Election, November 5, Warrant of 41 

State Primary, June 8, Warrant of 28 

Town Election, March 9 24 

Town Officers, List of 4 

Treasurer, Report of 98 

Tree Warden, Report of 172 

Trust Funds Commissioners, Report of 135 

Warrant of 1947 195 

Water Commissioners, Report of 144 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



TOWN OFFICERS FOR 1946 



Moderator 

DONALD P. DONALDSON 

Town Clerk 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS 

Selectmen and Board of Public Welfare 

SUMNER SMITH {Chairman) Term expires 1949 

ALBERT A. SCHAAL Term expires 1947 

H. BIGELOW HILLS Term expires 1948 

Regular meeting second and fourth Mondays of each month, at 8 p.m., 
at the Town Hall office. 

Assessors 

PHILIP R. SNELLING (Chairman) Term expires 1947 

D. EVERETT SHERMAN, JR Term expires 1949 

CYRUS W. MURPHY . Term expires 1948 

Treasurer 
FREDERICK B. TAYLOR 

Collector of Taxes 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS 

Auditor 

JAMES W. LENNON 

School Committee 

ROLLIN J. FAIRBANKS {Chairman) .... Term expires 1947 

HELEN P. WILEY Term expires 1948 

JOHN W. CARMAN Term expires 1949 

Regular meetings first Monday of each month at Center School at 8 p.m. 

Water Commissioners 

SUMNER SMITH (Chairman) Term expires 1947 

JOHN J. KELLIHER Term expires 1949 

THOMAS J. ROUNER Appointed 

Regular meetings second Monday of each month at Town Hall office, at 
8 p.m. 



TOWN OFFICERS 

Board of Health 

ROBERT L. DeNORMANDIE (Chairman) . . . Term expires 1948 

ROBERT H. BRINKERHOFF Term expires 1949 

PAUL L. NORTON Term expires 1947 

Tree Warden 

JOHN J. KELLIHER 

Commissioners of Trust Funds 

LEONARD C. LARRABEE (Chairman) . . . Term expires 1948 

HENRY DeC. WARD . Term expires 1947 

CLEMENT C. SAWTELLE Term expires 1949 

Trustees ol Bemis Fund for Free Public Lectures 

CHARLES V. BRIGGS (Chairman) Term expires 1949 

MABEL H. TODD Term expires 1947 

LEONARD C. LARRABEE Term expires 1948 

Cemetery Commissioners 

JOHN F. PETERSON {Chairman) Term expires 1949 

GEORGE E. CUNNINGHAM Term expires 1947 

ROBERT D. DONALDSON Term expires 1948 

Planning Board 

JOHN O. WILSON (Chairman) Term expires 1948 

HAYWARD PEIRCE Term expires 1949 

ROBERT D. DONALDSON Term expires 1947 

WILLIAM DeFORD Term expires 1950 

LAWRENCE B. ANDERSON Term expires 1951 

Board of Appeals Appointed by Selectmen 

HARLAN D B. NEWTON Term expires 1948 

D. EVERETT SHERMAN, JR Term expires 1947 

ANTHONY J. DOHERTY Term expires 1949 

JAMES DeNORMANDIE Term expires 1950 

RICHARD S. MERIAM Term expires 1951 

Associate Members 

HENRY B. HOOVER Term expires 1948 

WALTER E. LOVKJOY Term expires 1949 

Measurers of Wood and Bark 

HAROLD S. COUSINS 



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Trustees of Grammar School Fund 

CLEMENT C. SAWTELLE HENRY DeC. WARD 

LEONARD C. LARRABEE 

Trustees of Lincoln Library 

ROLAND C. MACKENZIE {Chairman) 

GEORGE G. TARBELL C. LEE TODD {Deceased) 

SUMNER SMITH {Chairman Selectman ex-officio) 

ROLLIN J. FAIRBANKS {Chairman School Committee ex-officio) 

Registrars Appointed by Selectmen 

ANDREW J. DOUGHERTY Term expires 1947 

HENRY J. DAVIS Term expires 1948 

MANLEY B. BOYCE Term expires 1949 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS {Town Clerk ex-officio) 

Finance Committee Appointed by Moderator 

F. WINCHESTER DENIO {Chairman) .... Term expires 1948 

GUILBERT WINCHELL Term expires 1947 

JOSEPH L. SNIDER Term expires 1949 

WTLLIAM N. PAGE Term expires 1949 

LELAND A. WILDES Term expires 1948 

Population — 1,998 by 1945 census 

Town Area — 8,572 acres. 

1946 Tax Rate — $28.00 per $1,000.00 valuation. 

Annual Town Meeting: — First Monday in March — March 3, 1947. 

Annual Election of Town Officers: — On Saturday following Town 
Meeting — March 8, 1947. 

Registration of new voters — On Wednesday, February 19, 1947, from 
12 noon until 10 p.m. 

Qualifications for Registration: — Twelve months continuous residence 
in the State of Massachusetts prior to March 3, 1947, and six months 
continuous residence in the Town of Lincoln prior to March 8, 1947. 

Town Office open daily 9.00 A.M. to 4.30 P.M., Saturdays 9.00 A.M. to 
12 noon. 



TOWN OFFICERS 7 

OFFICERS APPOINTED BY THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



Superintendent of Streets — Thomas W. Coan. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures — John J. Kelliher. 

Forest Warden and Moth Superintendent — John J. Kelliher. 

Clerk of Selectmen — M. Elizabeth Causer. 

Inspector of Animals — Daniel E. Sherman. 

Member of District Nursing Committee — Alberta A. Fradd. 

Inspector of Slaughtering — John J. Kelliher. 

Registrar for three years — Manly B. Boyce. 

Dog Officers — John J. Kelliher, Edward B. Cunningham. 

Member of Board of Appeals for five years — Richard S. Meriam. 

Petroleum Inspector — ■ Matthew H. Doherty. 

Burial Agent — George E. Cunningham. 

Surveyor of Cord Wood — Harold S. Cousins. 

Fence Viewers — John J. Kelliher, Thomas W. Coan. 

Field Drivers — Frank Davis, John Costello. 

Bureau of Old Age Assistance — Anthony J. Doherty, John J. Kelliher, 
M. Elizabeth Causer. 

Fire Engineers — Edmund W. Giles, Charles K. Fitts, Andrew J. 
Dougherty. 

Caretaker of Town Hall and Library — Orrin C. Wood. 

Constables — John J. Kelliher, George E. Cunningham. 

Chief of Police — John J. Kelliher. 

Police Officer — Edward B. Cunningham. 

Special Police — James V. David, Thomas Dee, Andrew J. Dougherty, 
Herbert G. Farrar, Frank Gordon, Isaac Langille, Daniel Ryan, Sumner 
Smith, Francis J. Smith, Joseph Tracy, Henry Warner, Robert H. Booth, 
Harry B. Knowles, Robert H. Morris, John Gilbert, Lawrence Hallet. 

Building Inspector — Cyrus W. Murphy. 

Caretaker of deCordova Estate — Povl Bang. 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 



Annual Town Meeting 

Monday, March 4th, 1946 

WARRANT 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
MIDDLESEX, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Lincoln in said County: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby required to notify the legal voters of said Town of 
Lincoln, qualified to vote in Town Meeting for the Transac- 
tion of Town affairs, to meet in the Town Hall in said Lincoln, 
on Monday the fourth day of March next at 7.30 o'clock P.M., 
then and there to act on the following articles except Article 1 
and also to meet in said Town Hall on Saturday the ninth day 
of March next at 12 o'clock Noon, then and there to act on the 
following Article 1, by posting a copy of this Warrant, by you 
attested in each of the Post Offices, and in some other public 
place in said Town seven days at least before the fourth day of 
March next: 

The polls for voting the Australian ballot on Saturday, 
March ninth, will be open at 12 o'clock Noon, and may be 
closed at 7 o'clock P.M. 

Article 1. To bring in their votes for the following Town 
Officers and any other officers required by law, to be elected by 
Australian Ballot, viz: 

One Moderator for one year. 

One Town Clerk for one year. 

One member of the Board of Selectmen for three years. 

One member of the Board of Assessors for three years. 

One Treasurer for one year. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 9 

One Collector of Taxes for one year. 

One Auditor for one year. 

One member of the School Committee for three years. 

One member of the Board of Water Commissioners for three 
years. 

One member of the Board of Health for three years. 

One Tree Warden for one year. 

One member of the Trust Fund Commissioners for three 
years. 

One member of the Trustees of the Bemis Fund for Free 
Public Lectures for three years. 

One member of the Board of Cemetery Commissioners for 
three years. 

One member of the Planning Board for five years. 

Article 2. To bring in their votes for any committees, 
commissioners, trustees and other officers, required by law to 
be elected by ballot or otherwise. 

Article 3. To hear and act upon the reports of Town 
Officers, Committees, Commissioners and Trustees. 

Article 4. To fix the salaries and compensation of the 
several elective officers of the Town and to determine whether 
any Department, Board or Committee shall be authorized to 
employ for additional compensation any of its members and 
to fix the additional compensation of such members. 

Article 5. To raise and appropriate money for the neces- 
sary and expedient purposes of the Town, and enact anything 
in relation to the same. 

Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to borrow 
money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the 
financial year beginning January 1, 1946, and to issue a note 
or notes therefor, payable within one year and to renew any 
note or notes as may be given for a period of less than one year 
in accordance with Section 17, Chapter 44, General Laws. 



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Article 7. To see whether the Town will purchase a heavy 
duty truck and appropriate the sum o c $7,500 to be taken from 
the Machinery Fund, or take any action relative thereto. 

Article 8. To see if the Town will purchase the following 
equipment. 

1 Medium Duty Truck $5 000 00 

1 Power Grader 6,000 00 

1 Pick-up Truck 900 00 

1 Power Lawn Mower 800 00 

1 Sickle Mower 150 00 

Appropriate the sum of $12,850 therefore, this amount to be 
taken from free cash, or take any action relative thereto. 

Article 9. To see if the Town will vote that the collector of 
taxes be elected for a three-year term, or take any action 
relative thereto 

Article 10. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate a sufficient sum of money to pay the following unpaid 
1945 bills. 

Board of Health, S. R. Wrightington, Services $80 00 

Building Inspector, Salary for 1944 and 1945 123 66 

Highway Dept. Doherty's Garage, rent of land ... 37 53 



$241 19 



Article 11. To see if the Town will adopt a by-law pro- 
viding that the existing Board of Appeals under the Zoning 
By-Laws be the Board of Appeals under Section 81-1 of 
Chapter 211, Acts of 1936. 

Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to have the super- 
vision of the investments of the John H. Pierce Fund placed 
under the control of the Commissioners of Trust Funds or take 
any action relative thereto. 

Article 13. To see if the Town will vote to conduct Mem- 
orial Day Services on May thirtieth next, appoint a committee, 
appropriate money, or take any other action relative thereto. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 11 

Article 14. To see if the Town will vote to instruct the 
Water Commissioners to obtain an engineer's report as to the 
advisability of the Town joining the Metropolitan Water 
System, and appropriate $700 for same, or take any other 
action on the question. 

Article 15. To see if the Town will instruct the Selectmen 
to study the question of an ice hockey and skating rink, and 
report to the Town at a future meeting, not later than the next 
annual, or take any action on the question. 

Article 16. To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$150.00 to place street lights on Farrar Road from Concord 
Road to Ox Bow Road or take any action relative thereto. 

Article 17. To see if the Town will vote to accept Chapter 
723 enacted by the General Court in the 1945 Session relative 
to the establishing and maintenance of a Department for fur- 
nishing Information, Advice and Assistance to Veterans of 
World War 2 or other Veterans, or take any action relative 
thereto. 

Article 18. To see if the Town will vote to amend the 
existing By-laws by striking out Section 10 of Article 2 and 
substituting therefor the following: 

There shall be a Finance Committee composed of five voters 
of the Town who shall serve without pay and shall not, while 
serving on said committee, hold any other town office. Within 
thirty days after the adjournment of the Town Meeting at 
which this By-law is adopted, the Moderator shall appoint 
five persons to serve on said Committee, one person for a term 
of five years, one person for a term of four years, one person 
for a term of three years, one person for a term of two years, 
and one person for a term of one year. The members of the 
Committee shall hold office until their successors are appointed 
and qualified, and any vacancy shall be filled by the remaining 
members of the committee and the Moderator. The Com- 
mittee shall choose a chairman and a secretary and shall, prior 
to the Annual Town Meeting, confer with the Selectmen for 
consideration of the annual budget, and may hold public 
hearings. The Committee shall consider all questions that 



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require the expenditures of money and shall consult with all 
boards, committees, or officers on their respective annual or 
special requests for appropriations. The Committee shall 
make reports and recommendations in the Annual Town 
Report or by special report on any question brought before the 
Town at a Town Meeting other than the Annual Town 
Meeting. 

Article 19. To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of 
$1,250.00 to obtain available blue prints of parcels of property 
in Lincoln, filed at the Registry of Deeds of Middlesex County, 
or take any action relative thereto. 

Article 20. To see if the Town will accept as a public way 
the private road known as Woods End Road, as shown on a 
plan in the Land Registration Office being plan numbered 
107 (B of 2) and approved by the Board of Survey of the Town 
of Lincoln, January 30, 1939, — this acceptance being subject 
to the payment to the Town of an amount sufficient to properly 
surface the road or take any action relative thereto. 

Article 21. To see if the Town will appropriate $1,000.00 
to form a Mosquito Control Project for the Town of Lincoln 
under the State Reclamation Board, or take any action relative 
thereto. 

Article 22. To see if the Town will vote to have the town 
insurance handled by a licensed broker residing in the town, or 
take any action relative thereto. 

Article 23. To see if the Town will vote to have the 
Moderator appoint a Committee to submit to the Selectmen 
plans for a Veteran's Homecoming Program or to take any 
action relative thereto. 

Article 24. To see if the Town will accept the beneficial 
interest in the Trust established by the will of Julian de Cor- 
dova late of Lincoln, and take any further action relating 
thereto, or to the Deposit Agreement between the Merchant's 
National Bank of Boston and Julian de Cordova dated 
November 29, 1930 as amended: 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 13 

Article 25. To see whether the Town will vote to create 
a "Capital Improvements Committee" to consist of the mem- 
bers of the Planning Board with five additional appointees of 
the Moderator, to study and draw up a comprehensive plan 
for the immediate and future physical development of the 
Town, such plan to include without limiting the generality of 
the foregoing, their recommendations relating to 

1. the location, equipment and appropriate accessories to all 
public and community buildings, athletic fields, play- 
grounds, parks and public needs of similar character and 

2. any problems legal or otherwise that would be involved in 
the proper correlation of these town facilities; 

to appropriate money for the use of such committee in carrying 
out such study; or take any other action relative thereto. 

Article 26. To see if the Town will vote to purchase or 
acquire land for the site of a school, appropriate any money 
therefor or take any action relative thereto. 

Article 27. To see if the Town will instruct the Moderator 
to appoint a Committee, authorize the same to engage an 
architect to develop preliminary plans and specifications for an 
elementary school and appropriate the sum of $4,000.00, for 
such expenses as the Committee may incur, or take any action 
relative thereto. 

Article 28. To determine whether the Town shall au- 
thorize the Selectmen to take such steps as may be necessary 
to enable the Town to erect a school building or Town Hall 
upon the land owned by the Town by virtue of the will of John 
H. Pierce, and to use the balance of said land for school, play- 
ground, educational and recreational purposes, and further to 
take such steps as may be necessary to enable the Town to use 
so much of the annual income bequeathed including income 
accumulated thereon, as the Selectmen in their discretion shall 
consider advisable for the foregoing purposes, the balance, if 
any, of said income to be used for hospital treatment by such 
inhabitants of the Town as in the opinion of the Selectmen 
should be in financial need thereof. 



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Further to take such steps as may be necessary to permit 
the Town to use the sum bequeathed to the Town by the will 
of Charles S. Smith towards the construction of a school house 
upon said land devised to the Town by said will of said John 
H. Pierce, or to take any other action in relation to any one or 
more of the foregoing matters. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant with 
your doings thereon to the Town Clerk, at or before the time 
for the meeting aforesaid. Given under our hands this 11th 
day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine 
hundred and forty-six. 

SUMNER SMITH, 
ALBERT A. SCHAAL, 
H. BIGELOW HILLS, 

Selectmen of Lincoln. 

On the reverse of the Warrant is the following: 

February 23rd, 1946. 

I have served this Warrant by posting attested copies in 
each of the Post Offices, at the Town Hall and Railroad Station 
seven days before the date of said meeting. 

JOHN J. KELLIHER, 

Constable. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 15 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
Monday, March 4, 1946 

In accordance with the above Warrant the meeting was 
called to order by the Moderator at 7.30 P.M., the return of 
the Warrant was read, the Moderator called attention to 
Article 1, and explained that a voiced vote would be taken 
first. The Selectmen, fearing an overflow meeting on account 
of the intense interest in the proposed site for the new school, 
had arranged for the installation of a two-way radio, portable 
microphones were placed on the floor of the upper hall with 
loud speakers in the lower hall and vice versa. An editorial in 
the Boston Globe of March 6th, 1946, may be of interest. 

TWO-WAY RADIO 
The oldest instrument of popular local government known to 
western civilization has joined up with one of the most modern 
of gadgets to meet a present situation. The Town of Lincoln, 
as its annual meeting approached, realized that a severe space 
problem must be faced. The questions to come before the 
townsfolk were important, and likely to draw a large attend- 
ance. But the hall was too small to contain them all. 

At first it was suggested that the meeting be held in neigh- 
boring Concord where the armory is commodious. But refer- 
ence to the Attorney General's Office brought the informal 
opinion that it would be illegal to have the meeting beyond the 
border. Then it was proposed to have an overflow meeting in 
another hall with a two-way radio connecting the two groups. 
This was deemed entirely legal. The meeting has been held 
and many town questions have been acted on. Of course, 
there should be a limit to such process. With the walky- 
talky on the market, somebody may propose that a town meet- 
ing be held without any citizens present in the flesh. 

Article 2. Voted: That Harold S. Cousins and Joseph R. 
Tracey be elected Measurers of Wood and Bark for the ensuing 
year. 



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Article 3. Voted: That the reports of the Town Officers, 
Committees, Commissioners and Trustees be accepted, and 
that the report of the Committee appointed for studying the 
needs of the Lincoln schools be accepted as an interim report. 

Article 4. Voted: That the salaries of the elected officers 
of the Town for the current year be fixed at the following 
amounts respectively: 

Selectman each . . $200 00 Assessors, Chairman $200 00 

Treasurer 200 00 Assessors, other members each 175 00 

Collector of taxes 1,375 00 Auditor 150 00 

Town Clerk 300 00 Water Commissioners each . . 75 00 

and that the Water Commissioners be authorized to employ 
one of their members as Superintendent of the Water De- 
partment at a salary of $400.00 per year, and that one or 
more Cemetery Commissioners be authorized to work on the 
Cemetery Grounds at the rate of 70c per hour. 

\t this time it was voted that the meeting take up 
Articles 25, 26, 27 and 28, and consider them together. 
In connection with the above Articles a leaflet was in- 
serted in, and delivered with the Annual 1945 Town Re- 
port, reading as follows- "At the request of citizens of 
the Town the following information is being given as much 
publicity as possible. On Sunday, February 17, 1946, the five 
members of the Committee on the Needs of the Lincoln 
Schools, two of the three members of the Finance Committee 
and Mr. John Todd met at the home of Mr. H. Bigelow Hills 
at his invitation. Mr. Joseph L. Snider acted as chairman of 
the meeting, by request of the group. After lengthy discussion 
it was agreed without dissent to propose the following motions 
at Town Meeting as substitutes for Articles 25, 26 and 27, in 
the warrant for the meeting. (1) Moved — that the matter of 
engaging an expert in town planning to begin a Master Plan 
for the Town of Lincoln be referred to the Planning Board and 
that $2,000.00 be appropriated therefor from free cash. 

"(2) Moved — that the Moderator appoint a committee of 
three who, with the Planning Board shall engage an expert in 
town planning who shall render an opinion on all proposed 
school sites in relation to the Master Plan, that a report be 
made by the committee and Planning Board at a Town Meet- 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 17 

ing to be called not later than June 1, 1946, that an appropriate 
article or articles be inserted in the warrant for this purpose, 
and that the sum of $500.00 be appropriated therefor from 
free cash." An amendment to the original motion reading: 
"That the motion be amended as follows: That the words 'that 
the Moderator appoint a committee of three who' be stricken 
out and the following words substituted therefor: 'that the 
Committee for Investigating the Needs of the Lincoln Schools, 
together'," was lost. For the amendment 187; against the 
amendment 192. 

Article 5. Voted: That the appropriation for Selectmen be 
increased by $200.00 to $2,564.00 and that the Selectmen be 
directed to expend not to exceed said sum of $200.00 to com- 
pile, publish, and distribute before the next town meeting, to 
each household house in Lincoln a summary, or the complete 
text of all deeds, instruments of trust, wills, or other writings 
by which the Town now holds any public land, buildings, or 
trust funds or under which it receives any beneficial interest 
including any restrictions, amendments, agreements, or court 
decisions affecting the use of the same. 

Voted: That the recommendations for Town Hall be in- 
creased to $4,150.00 to include two-way radio installation 
$40.00, and piano tuning $50.00. 

Voted: That the sum of four hundred dollars be appro- 
priated for the use of the Committee for Investigating the 
Needs of the Lincoln Schools, this amount increases recom- 
mendation of Unclassified to $5,325.00. 

Voted: To appropriate the' following: 

Selectmen $2,564 00 

Treasurer 520 00 

Collector of Taxes 1 ,655 00 

Town Clerk 340 00 

Assessors 776 00 

Auditor 150 00 

Election and Registration 500 00 

Town Hall 4,150 00 

Planning Board 200 00 

Finance Committee 30 00 

Counsel and Expenses 200 00 

Total for General Government Si 1 .085 00 



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Police Department $5,835 00 

Fire Department 2 ,660 00 

Tree and Moth Department 3,405 00 

Building Inspector 115 00 

Total for Protection of Persons and Property $12,015 00 

Board of Health 2,955 00 

Total for Health and Sanitation 2,955 00 

Charities Total 14,000 00 

Veteran's Aid Total 1,000 00 

Schools 53,265 00 

Library plus Dog Tax 1 ,845 00 

Totals for Education 55,110 00 

Recreation Total 1,080 00 

Cemeteries Total 1,770 00 

General Highway Maintenance 22,835 00 

Chapter 90 10,000 00 

Machinery 4,350 00 

Total for Highways 37,185 00 

Unclassified Total 5,325 00 

Town Debt Total ' . . . 5,200 00 

Total Appropriations $146,725 00 

Water Works (For details, see 1945 Town Report, page 101) 24,935 00 

Voted: That for Cemetery appropriation $200.00 be taken 
from Cemetery General Fund. For Chapter 90, State and 
County share of $7,000.00 be taken from free cash and returned 
to free cash when received. For Unclassified $2,000.00 be 
taken from Overlay Reserve. For Water Works $24,935.00 be 
taken from money in Water Works Treasury. And that of 
the amount appropriated under Article 5, the following 
amounts be taken: from the cash reserve carried as the W T .P.A. 
Town Survey $1,000.00, from cash reserve carried as the Giles 
investigation $250.00, from the cash reserve carried as de- 
Cordova gifts $5,994.00. 



Article 6. Voted: That the Town Treasurer with the 
approval of the Selectmen be authorized to borrow money from 
time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial year 
beginning January 1, 1946, and to issue a note. or notes therefor, 
payable within one year, and to renew any note or notes as 
may be given for a period of less than one year, in accordance 
with Section 17, Chapter 44, General Laws. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 19 

Article 7. Voted: That the Selectmen be authorized to 
purchase a heavy duty truck for the Highway Department 
and that the sum of $7,500.00 be appropriated therefor, to be 
taken from the Highway Machinery Fund. 

Article 8. Voted: That the Selectmen be authorized to 
purchase the following: For the Highway Department' One 
medium duty truck, one medium duty power grader. One 
pick-up truck. One sickle mower, for the ball field, one power 
lawn mower, and that the sum of $12,850.00 be appropriated 
therefor of which $10,006.00 be taken from the cash reserve 
carried as deCordova Gifts; $2,244.00 be taken from the cash 
reserve carried for a highway truck; and $600.00 be taken from 
the cash reserve carried for a pick-up truck. 

Article 9. Voted: That the Collector of Taxes be elected 
for a three-year term. 

Article 10. Voted: That the sum of $123.66 be appro- 
priated to pay the salary of the Building Inspector for the years 
1944 and 1945; that the sum of $37.53 be appropriated to pay 
Doherty's Garage for the rent of land used by the Highway 
Department in 1945; and that these appropriations totalling 
$161.19 be taken from Free Cash. 

Article 11. Voted: That the existing Board of Appeals 
under the Zoning By-Laws be the Board of Appeals under 
Section 81 I of Chapter 41 of the General Laws, Tercentenary 
Edition as amended by Chapter 211, Section 4, Acts of 1936 
(Approved by the Attorney General, March 14th, 1946). 

Article 12. Voted: That the unspent income received by 
the Town Treasurer under the will of John H. Pierce for hospi- 
tal and park purposes be placed under the supervision of the 
Commissioners of Trust Funds. 

Article 13. Voted: That the Moderator appoint a com- 
mittee of three to plan and carry out Memorial Day exercises 
on the 30th of May next by which the townspeople may honor 
the memory of the men of Lincoln who died in the present war 



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and the men of previous wars who are now deceased, and that 
the sum of seventy-five dollars already appropriated for 
Memorial Day be granted to such committee for its use in 
connection with these exercises. 

Article 14. Voted: That the Town instruct the Water 
Commissioners to obtain an engineer's report as to the advis- 
ability of the Town joining the Metropolitan Water System, 
or any other possibilities including Lake Nagog and the Hobbs 
Brook Reservoir. 

Article 15. Voted: That the Town instruct the Selectmen 
to study the question of an ice hockey and skating rink and 
report to the Town at the first meeting. 

Article 16. Voted: That the Town appropriate the sum of 
$150.00 to place street lights on Farrar Road from Concord 
Road to Ox Bow Road. 

Article 17. Voted: That Action on Article 17 be postponed 
indefinitely. 

Article 18. Voted: To amend the existing By-Laws by 
striking out Section 10 of Article 2 and substituting therefor 
the following: There shall be a Finance Committee composed 
of five voters of the Town who shall serve without pay and 
shall not, while serving on said committee, hold any other 
town office, either elective or appointive. Within thirty days 
after the adjournment of the Town Meeting at which this 
By-Law is adopted, the Moderator shall appoint five persons 
to serve on said committee, two persons for a term of three 
years, two persons for a term of two years, and one person for a 
term of one year. Thereafter the Moderator shall, within 
thirty days after the adjournment of every Annual Town 
Meeting, appoint for a term of three years either two persons, 
or one person as may be necessary to provide a Committee of 
five members. The members of the Committee shall hold 
office until their successors are appointed and qualified, and 
any vacancy shall be filled by the remaining members of the 
committee and the Moderator. The Committee shall choose a 
chairman and a secretary and shall prior to the Annual Town 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 21 

Meeting confer with the Selectmen for consideration of the 
annual budget, and may hold public hearings. The Commit- 
tee shall consider all questions that require the expenditures of 
money and shall consult with all boards, committees, or officers 
on their respective annual or special requests for appropria- 
tions. The Committee shall make reports and recommenda- 
tions in the Annual Town Report or by special report on any 
question brought before the Town at a Town Meeting other 
than the Annual Town Meeting. 

This Amendment was approved by the Attorney General on 
March 14th, 1946. 

Article 19. Voted: That the Town appropriate the sum of 
$1,250.00 to obtain available blue prints of parcels of property 
in Lincoln, filed in the Registry of Deeds of Middlesex County 
said sum to be taken from free cash. 

Article 20. Voted: That the Town accept as a public way 
the private road known as Woods End Road, as shown on a 
plan in the Land Registration Office being plan numbered 107 
(B of 2) and approved by the Board of Survey of the Town of 
Lincoln, January 30, 1939. 

Article 21. Voted: That the Town appropriate $1,000.00 
to form a Mosquito control project to be carried out under the 
supervision of the State Reclamation Board. 

Article 22. Under this Article a motion "That the town 
insurance be handled by a licensed broker, or brokers residing 
in the town," was lost. 

Article 23. Under this Article it was moved "that the 
Town vote to have the Moderator appoint a Committee to 
submit to the Selectmen plans for a Veteran's Homecoming 
Program and that the sum of $500.00 be appropriated there- 
for." Several Veterans spoke against the motion, Mr. Thomas 
Adams said in part, that he was speaking as a Veteran of 
World War two, and that he was opposed to any fan-fare for 
returning veterans, he felt sure that all would be glad to return 
to their home town in a quiet and dignified manner. Mr. 



22 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Thomas J. Rouner, also a Veteran of World War two, spoke of 
the towns where appropriations had been made for home- 
coming celebrations, one of $10,000.00 but the veterans voted 
95% against it, and while he was deeply appreciative of the 
thought which prompted the motion, he was wholeheartedly 
in favor of the sentiments expressed by Mr. Adams. These 
and other similar expressions evidently impressed the towns- 
people and the motion was lost. 

Article 24. Voted: That the bequest to the Town in the 
will of Julian deCordova be accepted and that the Board of 
Selectmen, the Town Treasurer and the Tax Collector re- 
spectively and severally be and they hereby are authorized to 
execute and deliver on behalf of the Town such certificates, 
receipts, acknowledgments and other instruments as they in 
their discretion may deem necessary or desirable to establish 
the rights of the Town of Lincoln under the will of the late 
Julian deCordova and under three certain agreements between 
the said Julian deCordova and the Merchants National Bank 
of Boston dated respectively November 29, 1930, April 27, 
1936, and October 10th, 1941, or to expedite receipt by the Town 
of the monies payable to it under the terms of said will and 
said agreements : and that the Board of Selectmen be and they 
hereby are further expressly authorized in their discretion to 
settle, adjust and compromise any doubts or disagreements 
concerning the interpretation of the rights of the Town under 
said will and said agreement and to execute and deliver on 
behalf of the Town at such time as they may deem appropriate 
an acknowledgment of satisfaction of rights of the Town 
against the Merchants National Bank of Boston as depositary 
under said agreements and a discharge to said Bank f rorn 
further liability thereunder. 

Article 25. An amendment to the original motion reading: 
"That the motion be amended as follows: that the words 'that 
the Moderator appoint a committee of three who' be stricken 
out and the following words substituted therefor: 'that the 
Committee for Investigating the Needs of the Lincoln Schools 
together'," was lost. For the amendment 187 against 192. 

Articles 26, 27 and 28. Voted: (Unanimously) That the 
matter of engaging an expert in town planning to begin an 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 23 

over-all plan for the Town of Lincoln be referred to the Plan- 
ning Board and that $2,000.00 be appropriated therefor from 
free cash. 

Voted: That the Moderator appoint a committee of three 
who, with the planning board shall engage an expert in town 
planning who shall render an opinion on all school sites, that a 
report be made by the committee and Planning Board at a 
Town Meeting which shall be called not later than June 1, 
1946, that an appropriate article or articles be inserted in the 
warrant for this purpose, and that the sum of $500.00 be 
appropriated therefor from free cash. 

Mr. Meriam called attention to the fact that Mr. George G. 
Tarbell was retiring as Chairman of the Finance Committee, 
and spoke of the many years of valuable service he had given 
the Town in the various offices he had held and moved that a 
rising vote of thanks be given him, which was accorded amid 
prolonged applause. Voted to adjourn at 10.15 P.M. 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 



24 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION 
Saturday, March 9th, 1946 



In accordance with Article 1 of the Warrant for the Annual 
Town Meeting, the Moderator called the meeting to order, the 
ballot box was inspected and the following ballot clerks duly 
sworn: Helena A. Dee, Manley B. Boyce, Joseph Frazier, 
Bertha V. Bowles, William O. Causer and Howard Snelling, 
the Polls were declared opened at 12 o'clock Noon and closed 
at 7 o'clock P.M. with the following results: Total number of 
ballots cast 505. 

MODERATOR (1 Year) 

Donald P. Donaldson 473 

Blanks 32 

TOWN CLERK (1 Year) 

William H. Davis 479 

Blanks 26 

SELECTMAN (3 Years) 

Sumner Smith 391 

Scattering 7 

Blanks 107 

ASSESSOR (3 Years) 

D. Everett Sherman, Jr 443 

Scattering 1 

Blanks 61 

TREASURER (1 Year) 

Frederick B. Taylor 451 

Blanks 54 

COLLECTOR OF TAXES (1 Year) 

William H. Davis 471 

Blanks .' 34 

AUDITOR (1 Year) 

James W. Lennon 454 

Blanks 51 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 25 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE (3 Years) 

John W. Carman 327 

Willard F. Rand 164 

Scattering 2 

Blanks 12 

WATER COMMISSIONER (3 Years) 

John J. Kelliher 452 

Blanks 53 

BOARD OF HEALTH (3 Years) 

Robert H. Brinkerhoff 448 

Scattering 1 

Blanks 56 

TREE WARDEN (1 Year) 

John J. Kelliher 451 

Blanks 54 

COMMISSIONER OF TRUST FUNDS (3 Years) 

Clement C. Sawtell 446 

Blanks 59 

TRUSTEE OF BEMIS FUND (3 Years) 

Charles V. Briggs 428 

Scattering 1 

Blanks 76 

CEMETERY COMMISSIONER (3 Years) 

Lawrence B. Anderson 356 

Arthur W. Rice, Jr 144 

Scattering 1 

Blanks 4 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 



May 13th, 1946. 

Mr. Thomas J. Rouner was this day appointed a member of 
the Board of Water Commissioners to fill the unexpired term of 
Mr. Roland F. Beers. 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 



26 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Saturday, June 1st, 1946 

WARRANT 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
MIDDLESEX, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Lincoln in said County: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby required to notify the legal voters of said Town of 
Lincoln, qualified to vote in Town Meeting for the transaction 
of Town affairs, to meet in the Town Hall in said Lincoln, on 
Saturday, the first day of June next at 8.00 o'clock P.M., then 
and there to act on the following Article, by posting a copy of 
this Warrant, by you attested, in each of the Post Offices and 
in some other public place in said Town seven days at least 
before the first day of June next: 

Article 1. To see if the Town will accept the request of the 
Special Committee for School Sites that their report be sub- 
mitted at a Town Meeting to be called Friday evening, June 
21, 1946, or take any action relative thereto. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant with 
your doings thereon to the Town Clerk, at or before the time 
for the meeting aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twenty-fourth day of May in the 
year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-six. 

SUMNER SMITH, 

A. A. SCHAAL, 

H. BIGELOW HILLS, 

Selectmen of Lincoln. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 27 

On the reverse of the Warrant is the following: 

I have served this Warrant by posting attested copies at 
both Post Offices and the Railroad Station seven days before 
the date of said meeting. 

JOHN J. KELLIHER, 

Constable. 



In accordance with the above Warrant the meeting was 
called to order by the Moderator at 8 o'clock P.M. The 
return of the Warrant was read and under Article 1 it was 
voted — That the reports of the Special Committee for School 
Sites be received at a special town meeting to be called Friday 
evening, June 28, 1946. Voted to adjourn at 8.50 P.M. 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 



28 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

STATE PRIMARY 
June 18th, 1946 



WARRANT 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
MIDDLESEX, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Lincoln: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required 
to notify and warn the inhabitants of said Town who are quali- 
fied to vote in Primaries to meet in the Town Hall on Tuesday, 
the Eighteenth Day of June, 1946, at twelve o'clock Noon 
for the following purposes: To bring in their votes to the 
Primary Officers for the Nomination of Candidates of Political 
Parties for the following offices: Governor for this Commonwealth , 
Lieutenant Governor for this Commonwealth, Secretary of the 
Commonwealth for this Commonwealth, Treasurer and Re- 
ceiver General for this Commonwealth, Auditor of the Com- 
monwealth for this Commonwealth, Attorney General for this 
Commonwealth, Senator in Congress for this Commonwealth, 
Representative in Congress 5th Congressional District, Coun- 
cillor 3rd Councillor District, Senator 5th Senatorial Dis- 
trict, Representative in General Court 13th Middlesex Dis- 
trict, District Attorney Northern District, Clerk of Courts 
Middlesex County, Register of Deeds Middlesex South Dis- 
trict, County Commissioner Middlesex County, County Com- 
missioner (to fill vacancy) Middlesex County. The polls will be 
open from twelve noon to seven P.M. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant with 
your doings thereon at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this tenth day of June A.D. 1^46. 

SUMNER SMITH, 

A. A. SCHAAL, 

H. BIGELOW HILLS, 

Selectmen of Lincoln. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 29 

On the reverse of the Warrant is the following: 
I have served this Warrant by posting attested copies at both 
Post Offices, the Railroad Station and Town Hall seven days 
before the date of said meeting 

JOHN J. KELLIHER, 

Constable. 



In accordance with the above Warrant the polls were de- 
clared open at 12 noon by Mr. H. Bigelow Hills, the ballot box 
was inspected, the Warrant read and the following ballot 
clerks duly sworn : Helena A. Dee, Bertha V. Bowles, Joseph 
Frazier, Manley B. Boyce, D. Everett Sherman, Jr., and 
William O. Causer. The polls were declared closed at 7 P.M. 
by Mr. Sumner Smith with the following result, total number 
of ballots cast 185: Republican 165, Democratic 20. 



REPUBLICAN 
Governor 

Robert F. Bradford 162 

Blanks 3 

Lieutenant Governor 

Albert Cole 22 

Arthur W. Coolidge 140 

Blanks 3 

Secretary 

Frederic W. Cook 158 

Blanks 7 

Treasurer 

Fred J. Burrell 41 

Laurence Curtis 116 

Blanks 8 

Auditor 

Wallace E. Stearns 40 

Russell A. Wood 110 

Blanks 15 

Attorney General 

Clarence A. Barnes 157 

Blanks 8 



30 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Senator in Congress 

Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr 156 

David I. Walsh 1 

Blanks 8 

Congressman 5th District 

Edith Nourse Rogers 149 

Blanks 16 

Councillor 3rd District 

Perlie Dyar Chase 20 

Edmund J. Cheney 1 

Otis M. Whitney 140 

Blanks 4 

Senator 5th Middlesex District 

Richard I. Furbush 114 

Linwood I. Locke 38 

Blanks 13 

Representative in General Court 13th Middlesex District 

Harold Tompkins 158 

Blanks 7 

District Attorney Northern District 

William G. Andrew 52 

George E. Thompson 105 

Blanks 8 

Clerk of Courts Middlesex County 

Frederic L. Putnam 123 

Jesse A. Rogers 26 

Blanks 16 

Register of Deeds Middlesex Southern District 

Albert E. Gutheim . 115 

William D. Hillis . . . 17 

Joseph J. Launie 1 

Joseph S. Sappett '. 13 

Blanks 19 

County Commissioner Middlesex County 

Melvin G. Rogers 104 

David Fowler Campbell 18 

Arthur Nelsen 1 

Matthew R. Rose 3 

Edward J. Wright, Jr 17 

Blanks 22 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 31 

County Commissioner (to fill vacancy) 

Edwin O. Childs 151 

Blanks 14 

DEMOCRATIC 

Governor 

Maurice J. Tobin 14 

Francis D. Harrigan 5 

Blanks 1 

Lieutenant Governor 

John B. Carr 2 

Paul A. Dever 5 

Daniel J. O'Connell 

Roger L. Putnam 13 

Blanks 

Secretary 

John J. Concannon 4 

Benedict F. Fitzgerald, Jr 7 

Leo Moran 1 

Paul H. Snow 2 

Blanks 6 

Treasurer 

John E. Hurley 14 

Thomas Khoury 2 

Blanks 4 

Auditor 

Thomas J. Buckley 16 

Blanks 4 

Attorney General 

Harry E. Casey 

Michael F. Hourihan 1 

Edward A. Hutchinson, Jr 3 

Francis E. Kelley 7 

Joseph M. McDonough 7 

Blanks 2 

Senator in Congress 

David I. Walsh 12 

Blanks 8 

Congressman 5th District 

Oliver S. Allen 14 

Blanks \ 6 



32 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Councillor 3rd District 

Francis P. Bennett 5 

Francis J. Callahan 2 

Lawrence J. Lombard 2 

Sylvester J. McGrail 3 

Edward Thomas 1 

Blanks 7 

Senator 5th Middlesex District 

Frank J. Gaziano . 13 

Blanks 7 

Representative in General Court 13th Middlesex District 

Blanks ..'..' 20 

District Attorney Northern District 

James J. Bruin 4 

Lawrence Edward Corcoran 2 

Eugene H. Giroux 3 

John F. Kelley 4 

Blanks . 7 

Clerk of Courts Middlesex County 

John F. Ferrick 6 

Samuel J. Foti 2 

Edward L. Harley 5 

Blanks 7 

Register of Deeds Middlesex Southern District 

John J. Butler 10 

Joseph J. Launie 1 ■ 

Blanks 9 

County Commissioner Middlesex County 

Thomas B. Brennan 7 

John C. Dailey 

Francis R. King 

William H. Seabrook 5 

William P. Walsh 2 

Blanks 6 

County Commissioner (to fill vacancy) 

William H. Davis 1 

Blanks 19 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 33 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
Friday, June 28th, 1946 

WARRANT 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
MIDDLESEX, ss. 

To either of the Constables oj the Town of Lincoln in said County: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby required to notify the legal voters of said Town of 
Lincoln, qualified to vote in Town Meeting for the transaction 
of Town affairs, to meet in the Town Hall in said Lincoln on 
Friday, the twenty-eighth day of June next at 7.30 o'clock 
P.M. then and there to act on the following Articles, by posting 
a copy of this Warrant, by you attested, in each of the Post 
Offices and in some other public place in said Town seven days 
at least before the twenty-eighth day of June next: 

Article 1. To see if the Town will authorize the Water 
Commissioners to renew approximately 4,200 feet of 4" water 
pipe on North Great Road with an 8" main, starting at prop- 
erty of Silva and proceeding in the direction of Lexington, 
appropriate $14,000.00 for the work, money to be taken from 
Water Works Treasury or take any action relative thereto. 

Water Commissioners 



Article 2. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $1,000.00 to establish a dental clinic for the children of 
the Town of Lincoln or take any action relative thereto. 

Board of Health 



34 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Article 3. To see if the Town will accept as a public way 
the private road known as Cedar Road as shown on a plan on 
file in the land Registration Office being plan numbered 1146 
and approved by the Board of Survey of the Town of Lincoln, 
October 21, 1941, or take any action relative thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 4. To see if the Town will vote to increase the 
following department budgets, 

Assessors $50 00 

Election and Registration 160 00 

Highways . . '. 650 00 

Town Hall 130 00 

Police 130 00 

Insurance 350 00 

Water 260 00 

or take any action relative thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 5. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $175.00 to flame-proof the upper Town Hall and install 
emergency lights or take any action relative thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 6. To see if the Town will authorize and empower 
the Selectmen to appoint a committee to study the DeCordova 
and Dana Museum and Park, report to the Town not later 
than the next annual meeting with recommendations as to the 
best method of approaching and handling the various prob- 
lems, giving due consideration to the terms of the gifts and 
attempting to serve the best interests of the Town and ap- 
propriate one thousand dollars for the use of the committee, or 
take any action relative thereto. 

Selectmen 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 35 

Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of $3,250 to construct and maintain an ice hockey and 
skating rink on the Town ball field or take any action relative 
thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate the 
sum of twelve thousand five hundred dollars, or any other 
sum, for the purchase of fire apparatus and act on all matters 
relating thereto. 

Board oj Fire Engineers 



Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Board of Fire Engineers to sell and dispose of any equipment 
or apparatus deemed by said Board to be inadequate for use at 
the present time and act on all matters relating thereto. 

Board of Fire Engineers 



Article 10. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate 
money to continue the compilation of Wills, Deeds and Trusts, 
etc., and the printing thereof, or take any action relative 
thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 11. To see if the Town will appropriate a sum of 
money to continue work on the Master Plan under the super- 
vision of the Planning Board or take any action relative 
thereto. 

Planning Board 



36 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to purchase or 
acquire land for a school and Town auditorium site, appro- 
priate any money therefor or take any action thereto. 

Committee for Studying Needs of Lincoln Schools 
Special Committee for School Sites 



Article 13. To see if the Town will instruct the Moderator 
to appoint a Building Committee of five, authorize the same 
to engage an architect to develop plans and specifications for 
an elementary school and Town auditorium and appropriate 
the sum of $5,000.00 for such expenses as the Committee may 
incur, this Committee to make a progress report not later than 
the next Annual Town Meeting. 

Committee for Studying Needs of Lincoln Schools 
Special Committee for School Sites 



Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant with 
your doings thereon to the Town Clerk, at or before the time 
for the meeting aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twentieth day of June in the year 
of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-six. 

SUMNER SMITH, 

A. A. SCHAAL, 

H. BIGELOW HILLS, 

Selectmen of Lincoln. 

On the. reverse of the Warrant is the following: 

June 21st, 1946. 

I have served this Warrant by posting attested copies in 
each of the Post Offices, one at the Railroad Station and one at 
the Town Hall seven days before date of said meeting. 

JOHN J. KELLIHER, 

Constable. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 37 



In accordance with the above Warrant the meeting was 
called to order by the Moderator at 7.35 P.M. The return of 
the Warrant was read. Mr. Page asked to have Articles 12 
and 13 taken up at this time. Mr. Hutchinson then requested 
that Article 7 be considered, and it was so agreed. 

Article 1. Voted: That the Water Commissioners are 
hereby authorized to lay approximately 4,200 of 8" pipe on 
North Great Road from Silva's corner to or towards Nelson's 
and to appropriate $14,000.00 for the work, money to be taken 
from the Water W T orks Treasury. 

Article 2. Voted: That the Town appropriate the sum of 
$1,000.00 for a dental clinic for the children of Lincoln, said 
sum to be taken from Free Cash. 

Article 3. Voted: That the Town accept as a public way 
the private road known as Cedar Road, as shown on a plan in 
the Land Registration Office being plan numbered 1146 and 
approved by the Board of Survey of the Town of Lincoln, 
October 21, 1941. 

Article 4. Voted: That the Town appropriate the sum of 
$1,990.00 to increase the following department budgets: 

Assessors $50 00 Police $65 00 

Election and Registration 160 00 Insurance 350 00 

Highways 845 00 Water Department 325 00 

Town Hall 195 00 

The sum of $1,665.00 be taken from Free Cash and the sum of 
$325.00 to be taken from Water Works Treasury. 

Article 5. Voted: That the sum of $175.00 be appro- 
priated to flame-proof the stage curtain and install emergency 
lights in the upper Town Hall. 

Article 6. Voted: That the Town authorize and empower 
the Selectmen to appoint a committee to study the DeCordova 
and Dana Museum and park, said committee to report to the 
Town not later than the next annual meeting with recom- 



38 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

mendations as to the best method of approaching and handling 
the various problems, giving due consideration to the terms of 
the gifts and attempting to serve the best interests of the Town. 

Article 7. Voted: That the sum of $3,250.00 be appro- 
priated to construct and maintain an ice hockey and skating 
rink to be located on the Town Ball Field. And that the 
Moderator appoint a Committee to build, repair and maintain 
the rink. 

Article 8. Voted: That the Town appropriate the sum of 
$12,500.00 for the purchase of two 600 gallon ^triple combina- 
tion pumping engines as outlined in a contract submitted by 
the Farrar Company of Woodville, Massachusetts, under date 
of June 21, 1946. 

Article 9. Voted: That the Town authorize the Board of 
Fire Engineers to dispose of any obsolete equipment which, in 
their opinion is deemed advisable and that all proceeds from 
such transaction or transactions return to Town surplus. 

Article 10. Voted: That the sum of $250.00 be appro- 
priated for the use of the Selectmen to continue the compilation 
of Wills, Deeds, Trust, etc., and the printing thereof and that 
this sum be taken from free cash. 

Article 11. Voted: To postpone indefinitely. 

Article 12. Voted: By a vote of 191 for, 54 against, that 
the Town acquire by eminent domain, purchase, gift or in any 
other way, in fee, a certain parcel of land situated in Lincoln 
bounded and described as follows: 

Beginning at the southeasterly corner of the premises herein 
described at a stone wall at the intersection of the boundary 
line between land now or formerly of Harold S. Cousens and 
land of Sumner Smith with the northwesterly side line of 
Lincoln Road: thence the line runs southwesterly by said 
Lincoln Road 232.0 feet to a point at land of the Town of 
Lincoln: thence northwesterly 152 feet more or less to a point: 
thence northwesterly 156 feet more or less to a stone bound: 
thence northwesterly 70 feet to a point: thence northwesterly, 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 39 

northerly and northeasterly 102 feet more or less to a stone 
bound: thence northeasterly 161 feet more or less to a stone 
bound: thence northeasterly 431.26 feet to a stone bound: 
thence northeasterly 225.65 feet to a stone bound: thence 
northwesterly 250.54 feet to a stone bound: thence north- 
westerly 349.68 feet to a point: thence southwesterly 46.16 feet 
to a point: thence southwesterly 612.59 feet to a stone bound: 
thence southeasterly 237.83 feet to a stone bound: thence 
southwesterly 166 feet more or less to a stone bound: thence 
southwesterly, southerly and southeasterly 143 feet more or 
less to a brook at land now or formerly of the estate of William 
C. Peirce: the last 14 courses and distances being by said land 
of the Town of Lincoln: thence southwesterly by said brook, 
by said land of the estate of William C. Peirce, 29 feet more or 
less to a point at land now or formerly of the estate of Helen 
O. Storrow: thence north 61° 38' 55" west, passing through a 
stone bound, 109 feet more or less to a stone bound: thence 
north 85° 23' 00" west 410.43 feet to a stone bound: thence 
north 11° 14' 30" west 217.80 feet to a stone bound: thence 
north 22° 08' 40" west 26.11 feet to a stone bound: thence 
north 4° 48' 50" west 165.00 feet to a stone bound: thence 
north 48° 55' 20" west 308.67 feet to a spike in center line of a 
right of way: thence northeasterly by a line curving to the left 
with a radius of 867.03 feet, 229.51 feet to a spike: thence 
north 21° 21' 40" east 281.04 feet to a spike: thence north- 
easterly by a line curving to the right with a radius of 3,188.66 
feet, 268.37 feet to a spike: thence north 88° 16' 10" east 199.92 
feet to a stone bound at land now or formerly of Sumner Smith : 
the last 10 courses and distances being by said land of the 
estate of Helen O. Storrow: thence south 84° 40' 30" east by 
said land of Sumner Smith 518.33 feet to a drill hole at corner 
of stone walls: thence southeasterly by a stone wall by said 
land of Sumner Smith 230 feet to a brook, thence in a general 
southeasterly, easterly, southerly and southwesterly direction 
by the center line of said brook, by said land of Sumner Smith 
and land now or formerly of Harold S. Cousens, 1,440 feet to a 
stone wall: thence southeasterly by said stone wall, by said 
land of Harold S. Cousens 370 feet to the point of beginning 
containing two parcels of land as follows: Parcel A supposed to 
be owned by Sumner Smith containing 21.43 acres more or 
less: and Parcel B supposed to be owned by the Estate of 



40 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Helen O. Storrow containing 5.68 acres more or less; or how- 
ever said parcel or parcels may be bounded, measured and 
described, all as shown on a "Plan of Land in Lincoln, Mass," 
dated January 18, 1946, Everett M. Brooks, Civil Engineer, on 
file in the Town Clerk's office; with all the trees and shrubbery 
thereon standing and all rights pertaining thereto for school 
purposes and purposes incidental thereto, and together with a 
right of way forty (40) feet wide for all purposes for which 
ways are commonly used, over land of the Estate of Helen O. 
Storrow between Macintosh Lane, and Baker Bridge Road 
near the top of Storrow's Hill, said right of way to include 
twenty (20) feet on each side of the center line of the private 
way known as Storrow Farm Road except so much thereof as 
is included in Parcel B above, and that there be and hereby is 
appropriated for said purposes the sum of $12,000.00. 

Article 13. Voted: That the Moderator be instructed to 
appoint a Building Committee of five members, authorize the 
same to engage an architect to develop plans and specifications 
for an elementary school and Town auditorium and appro- 
priate the sum of $5,000.00 for such expenses as the Committee 
may incur. And that the reports just made to the Town by 
the Committee on Needs of Lincoln School, and the Special 
Committee on School sites be accepted as final reports with 
the thanks of the Town. 

Voted to adjourn at 9.55 P.M. 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 



Town Clerk. 



Committees Appointed 



Article 6. Dr. Robert L. DeNormandie, Chairman, 
Richard J. Eaton, Edith B. Farrar, Allen W. Jackson, Fred- 
erick H. McKelvey, Ethel A. Newton, Frederick B. Taylor. 

Article 7. James A. Hutchinson, Jr., James L. Cunning- 
ham, John B. Garrison, David Todd and Hayward Peirce. 

Article 13. William N. Page, James DeNormandie, 
Charles K. Fitts, Margaret M. Norton, and Kenneth G. 
Farnsworth. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 41 

STATE ELECTION 
November 5, 1946 



WARRANT 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
MIDDLESEX, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Lincoln: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts you 
are hereby required to notify and warn the inhabitants of the 
Town of Lincoln, duly qualified to vote in the election of State 
and County officers, to assemble at the Town Hall, on Tues- 
day, November 5th, at 12 o'clock Noon, to give in their votes 
for the following officers, viz: Governor, Lieutenant-Governor, 
Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, Attorney General, Senator in 
Congress, Representative in Congress, Councillor, Senator, 
Representative in General Court, District Attorney, Clerk of 
Courts, Register of Deeds, County Commissioner and any 
other officers required by law to be chosen in the month of 
November of the current year. 

All officers enumerated above are to be designated and voted 
for on one ballot, and also the questions: * 

QUESTION NO. 1 
Law Proposed by Initiative Petition 

Shall this measure, which by amendments of the General 
Laws (Ter. Ed.), provides for payment by the Commonwealth 
of adequate pensions to deserving citizens sixty-five years of 
age or over in need of relief or support, who shall have resided 
in the Commonwealth not less than five years immediately 
preceding the date of application for such pension, and who 
shall have resided in the Commonwealth continuously for one 
year immediately preceding said date of application, which is 
further described as follows: 

The measure, by amendments of General Laws (Ter. Ed.), 
c. 6, provides for an old age pension commission of three per- 



42 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

sons, one to be a qualified physician, another to be an attorney 
at law and a third to be a non-professional person, who are to 
be appointed and may be removed for cause by the Governor 
with the advice and consent of the Council, and are to serve 
under the Governor and Council. Not more than two members 
of said Commission shall be members of the same political 
party. Original appointments of members shall be for one, 
two and three years respectively, and thereafter appointments 
are to be for three years. Such members are to devote their 
whole time to the work of the Commission during business 
hours and be engaged in no other business, occupation or pro- 
fession. One of their number is to be designated as chairman 
by the Governor and shall receive a salary of $6,000.00, and 
each other member, $5,500.00 per year, with their necessary 
expenses. The commission is empowered to make and enforce 
rules and regulations as it may deem necessary in the perform- 
ance of its duties and as may be approved by the Governor and 
Council. 

The measure strikes out Chapter 118A of the General Laws 
(Ter. Ed.), and inserts in its place a new chapter entitled 
"Adequate pensions for certain aged citizens." 

It is provided that pensions hereunder shall be paid from the 
date of application therefor, but in no event before the appli- 
cant reaches the age of sixty-five. The Commission shall 
render a decision in not less than thirty days from the date of 
application for a pension or a request for an increase of the 
amount thereof. Such pension shall, wherever practicable, be 
paid to the aged person in his own home or in lodgings or in a 
boarding home, which for the purposes hereof shall include any 
institution providing shelter, care and treatment for aged 
persons which is not supported in whole or in part by public 
funds; provided, that no inmate of such a boarding home or 
institution shall be eligible for a pension under this chapter 
while being cared for under a contract. Such pension shall be 
paid by check or in cash which shall be delivered to the pen- 
sioner at his residence, if he so requests, and shall be paid semi- 
monthly unless the pensioner prefers less frequent payments. 
Such pension shall be on the basis of need and the amount 
thereof shall be determined in accordance with budgetary 
standards established by the Commission. Budgetary stand- 
ards shall be such as to enable an individual pensioner to 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 43 

maintain a standard of living compatible with decency and 
health. Such pensions, except as hereinafter provided, shall 
be at the rate of not less than $48.00 monthly. The pen- 
sioner's budget at such times as may be required shall include 
medical care, if recommended by a recognized physician, eye- 
glasses, if recommended by a recognized optician, dental care 
and false teeth, if recommended by a recognized dentist. 

In computing the pensioner's payment under this chapter, 
the Commission shall deduct from the pensioner's budget or 
the minimum payment, whichever is greater, the amount of 
income the person paid or to be paid a pension hereunder may 
be receiving from any source, and may deduct therefrom such 
reasonable amount as may be deemed to represent the finan- 
cial value of board, lodging or other assistance which is being 
furnished to such persons from any source. 

Upon the death of a person drawing a pension, whose funeral 
cost does not exceed the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars 
and in whose estate there are insufficient assets to cover the 
full cost of the funeral, the Commission shall pay to the funeral 
director the difference between the assets and the cost of the 
funeral, a sum not exceeding one hundred and twenty-five 
dollars. 

Expenses for medical, hospital and other services rendered 
to a pensioner, which remain unpaid at the time of his death or 
commitment to an institution as an insane person, shall be 
paid directly to the person rendering such services. 

No pension under this chapter shall be discontinued nor 
shall the amount thereof be decreased until the expiration of 
fifteen days after notice has been given by the Commission ,to 
the pensioner. 

Provision is made by which a person receiving a pension 
may be absent from the Commonwealth on a visit without 
having such pension suspended. 

It is provided that General Laws (Ter. Ed.) c. 273 20, which 
relates to the support of parents by children, shall not apply 
when parents are eligible to receive a pension. 

Provision is made that there shall be set up in the Commis- 
sion a subdivision of appeals under the jurisdiction of a super- 
visor of appeals. Any person aggrieved by the failure of the 
Commission to pay an adequate pension under this chapter, or 
by the failure of the Commission to approve or reject an appli- 



44 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

cation for a pension or a request for an increase in the amount 
thereof, within thirty days after receiving such application or 
request, shall have a right to a fair hearing, after due notice, 
upon appeal to the subdivision of appeals in the form and 
manner prescribed by the commission; provided that such 
appeal is received by the subdivision of appeals within sixty 
days after official notice of the action taken by the Old Age 
Pension Commission has been received by the applicant or 
pensioner. The decision of the subdivision of appeals shall be 
final and binding upon the Commission. 

The Commission or any interested person aggrieved by any 
decision in any proceeding before the subdivision of appeals 
may obtain judicial review of such decision by filing, within 
twenty days of the date of mailing of such decision, a petition 
for review thereof in the district court within the judicial 
district wherein the pensioner or the applicant for a pension 
lives. 

In any proceeding for review the findings of the subdivision 
of appeals as to facts shall be conclusive, such proceedings 
shall be heard in a summary manner and given precedence over 
all other civil cases. From the decision of a district court upon 
review an appeal may be taken to the Supreme Judicial Court. 

The possession by an applicant for pension under this 
chapter of assets consisting of cash, active securities or inactive 
securities, or any combination of such assets, shall not dis- 
qualify him from receiving such pension; provided, that the 
total of such assets, figuring the present cash value of such 
inactive securities at the sum determined by the Old Age 
Pension Commission does not exceed the sum of $300.00. 

A person is not to be disqualified from receiving a pension 
because of the ownership of an equity in vacant land from 
which there is insufficient income to provide to his budgetary 
needs or minimum payments, or the ownership of an equity in 
real estate by an applicant who resides thereon or who, in the 
opinion of the Commission is residing elsewhere because of 
physical or mental incapacity, provided that if such equity on 
the basis of assessed valuation exceeds an average of $3,000.00 
during the five years immediately preceding application for 
the pension, the applicant shall execute a bond in the penal 
sum for the amount of the equity in excess of $3,000.00 con- 
ditioned on repayment to the Commonwealth of all amounts 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 45 

paid as such pension without interest, such bond to be secured 
by a mortgage on the applicant's real estate. Provision is 
made for the recording of such bond and mortgage without a 
fee and the apportionment of the proceeds realized from any 
of them between the Federal Government and the Common- 
wealth. 

A person is not to be disqualified from receiving a pension 
by reason of the ownership of a policy of group insurance or of 
a policy of insurance in an amount not exceeding $1,000.00 or 
of a policy of insurance in an amount not exceeding $3,000.00, 
having a cash surrender value not in excess of $1,000.00, if 
such policy has been in effect not less than fifteen years. 

No pension shall be granted to an applicant who at any 
time within five years immediately prior to the filing of an 
application for such pension has made an assignment or trans- 
fer of property so as to render himself eligible to such pension. 
No pension shall be subject to trustee process or assignment, 
and no applicant for a pension, who knowingly makes any 
false statement or perpetrates any fraud or deception in rela- 
tion to his application, shall be granted any pension nor be 
eligible for one during one year thereafter. A person, his 
executor or administrator shall be liable in contract to the 
Commonwealth for expenses incurred by it for a pension paid 
to such person under this chapter if such person or his estate 
is in possession of funds not otherwise exempted thereunder. 
If an application for a pension under this chapter is effected by 
the eligibility of the applicant to receive aid under General 
Laws (Ter. Ed.), c. 115, which relates to State and Military 
Aid and Soldiers' Relief, the applicant shall be entitled to 
exercise such options and execute such waivers as may be 
necessary to receive the pension which he seeks. 

All cities and towns in the Commonwealth shall furnish 
suitable headquarters for the carrying out of the duties of the 
commission in such cities and towns. 

The measure further provides that there shall be established 
and set up on the books of the Commonwealth a separate fund, 
to be known as the Old Age Pension Fund, consisting of receipts 
credited to said fund under General Laws (Ter. Ed.) c 64B, 
G. L. (Ter. Ed.) c. 128A 15, as amended, G. L. (Ter. Ed.), 
C. 138 27, as amended, and all proceeds of taxes assessed under 
Acts of 1941, c. 729 9 and 9A. 



46 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

The Old Age Assistance Fund as in force immediately prior 
to the effective date of this act is hereby continued in existence, 
but shall hereafter be entitled "The Old Age Pension Fund." 

It is provided that all civil service employees in the Depart- 
ment of Public Welfare of the Commonwealth, including the 
supervisor, referees and employees of the subdivision of ap- 
peals in said department or of any city or town, employed in 
the administration of the Old Age Assistance Law on the 
effective date of this proposed measure, shall be transferred to 
the service of the Old Age Pension Commission, retaining their 
present civil service seniority retirement rights and any step 
increases from the minimum pay of their grade earned during 
their service with said department or said bureaus. 

It is provided that all records and property used in the ad- 
ministration of the Old Age Assistance Law and which are the 
property of the Commonwealth are to be transferred to the 
Old Age Pension Commission. 

This act shall take effect on March first, nineteen hundred 
and forty-seven, — which proposed law was approved in the 
House of Representatives by a vote of 125 in the affirmative 
and 79 in the negative, and on which the Senate did not vote, 

— be approved? YES. NO. 



QUESTION NO. 2 
Law Proposed by Initiative Petition 

Shall this measure which provides that no labor union may 
be operated or maintained unless there is filed with the Com- 
missioner of Labor and Industries a statement signed by the 
President and Treasurer setting forth the union's officers, 
aims, scale of dues, fees, fines, assessments and the salaries of 
the officers. 

The President and Treasurer of a labor union is required to 
file annually with the Commissioner of Labor and Industries a 
detailed statement in writing setting forth all receipts and 
expenditures of the union which shall be open to the public, 
and the said Commissioner is given the power to summons 
witnesses and records; and there is a penalty of not less than 
$50.00 nor more than $500.00 for whoever fails to file a state- 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 47 

ment or whoever knowingly makes a false statement, — which 
was disapproved in the House of Representatives by a vote of 
50 in the affirmative and 154 in the negative and in the Senate 
by a vote of 6 in the affirmative and 24 in the negative, — be 

approved? YES. NO. 

To obtain a full expression of opinion, voters should vote on 
all three of the following questions: 

(a) If a voter desires to permit the sale in this town of any 
and all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on and off the premises 
where sold, he will vote "YES" on all three questions. 

(b) If he desires to permit the sale herein of wines and malt 
beverages only to be drunk on and off the premises where sold, 
he will vote "NO" on question one, "YES" on question two 
and "NO" on question three. 

(c) If he desires to permit the sale herein of all alcoholic 
beverages but only in packages, so called, not to be drunk on 
the premises where sold, he will vote "NO" on questions one 
and two and "YES" on question three. 

(d) If he desires to permit the sale herein of wines and malt 
beverages to be drunk on and off the premises where sold and 
in addition other alcoholic beverages but only in packages, so 
called, not to be drunk on the premises where sold, he will vote 
"NO"on question one and "YES" on questions two and three. 

(e) If he desires to prohibit the sale herein of any and all 
alcoholic beverages whether to be drunk on or off the premises 
where sold, he will vote "NO" on all three questions. 

1. Shall licenses be granted in this Town for the sale therein 
of all alcoholic beverages (whiskey, rum, gin, malt beverages, 
wines and all other alcoholic beverages)? YES NO 

2. Shall licenses be granted in this Town for the sale therein 
of wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other 
malt beverages)? YES NO 

3. Shall licenses be granted in this Town- for the sale therein 
of all alcoholic beverages in packages, so called, not to be 
drunk on the premises? YES NO 



48 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

1. Shall the pari-mutuel system of betting on licensed horse 
races be permitted in this county? YES NO 

2. Shall the pari-mutuel system of betting on licensed dog 
races be permitted in this county? YES NO 

"Shall the General Court enact legislation requiring jury 
service by women, with such reservations as it may prescribe ?" 
YES NO 

"Shall sections one to twenty-eight inclusive of chapter 
thirty-two of the General Laws, authorizing any city or town 
to establish a contributory retirement system for its em- 
ployees, be accepted by this Town as applicable to all of its 
employees except teachers who are eligible for membership in 
the teachers' retirement system?" YES NO 

The polls will be opened at 12 o'clock Noon and may be 
closed at 7 o'clock P.M., and you are directed to serve this 
Warrant by posting an attested copy thereof in each of the 
Post Offices, and in one other public place, seven days at least 
before the day appointed for said meeting, and to make sea- 
sonable return with your doings thereon to the Town Clerk. 

Hereof fail not. Given under our hands this fourteenth day 
of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred 
and forty-six. 

SUMNER SMITH, 

A. A. SCHAAL, 

H. BIGELOW HILLS, 

Selectmen of Lincoln. 



On the reverse of the Warrant is the following: 

October 24th, 1946. 

I have served this Warrant by posting attested copies at 
both Post Offices and the Town Hall, seven days before the 
date of said meeting. 

JOHN J. KELLIHER, 

Constable. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 49 

In accordance with the provisions of the above Warrant the 
polls were declared open at 12 o'clock Noon by the Warden 
H. Bigelow Hills, the ballot box was inspected and the following 
ballot clerks duly sworn: Helena A. Dee, Joseph Frazier, 
Manley B. Boyce, Bertha V. Bowles, D. Everett Sherman and 
William O. Causer, at 6.55 P.M. it was moved, seconded and 
so voted to keep the polls open until 8 P.M., at which time 
they were declared closed by Sumner Smith, with the following 
results. Total number of ballots cast 864. 



Governor 

Robert F. Bradford, Republican 711 

Maurice J. Tobin, Democratic 147 

Horace I. Hillis, Socialist Labor 2 

Guy S. Williams, Prohibition , 

Blanks 4 

Lieutenant Governor 

Arthur W. Coolidge, Republican 669 

Paul A. Dever, Democratic 178 

Alfred Erickson, Prohibition 

Francis A. Votano, Socialist Labor 5 

Blanks 12 

Secretary 

Frederic W. Cook, Republican 715 

Benedict F. Fitzgerald, Jr., Democratic 130 

Malcolm T. Rowe, Socialist Labor 3 

Blanks 16 

Treasurer 

Laurence Curtis, Republican 698 

John E. Hurley, Democratic 144 

Laurence Gilfedder, Socialist Labor 4 

Charles E. Vaughan, Prohibition 

Blanks 18 

Auditor 

Thomas J. Buckley, Democratic 189 

Russell A. Wood, Republican 650 

Pearl J. McGlynn, Socialist Labor 2 

Robert A. Simmons, Prohibition 1 

Blanks 22 



50 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Attorney General 

Clarence A. Barnes, Republican 685 

Francis E. Kelley, Democratic 144 

William F. Oro, Socialist Labor . . 10 

Howard B. Rand, Prohibition . 3 

Blanks , 22 

Senator in Congress 

Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., Republican 688 

David I. Walsh, Democratic 158 

Henning J. Blomen, Socialist Labor 3 

Mark R. Shaw, Prohibition 3 

Blanks 12 

Congressman 5th District 

Oliver S. Allen, Democratic 248 

Edith Nourse Rogers, Republican 588 

Harriet Slade, Prohibition 3 

Blanks 25 

Councillor 3rd District 

Francis J. Callahan, Democratic 113 

Otis M. Whitney, Republican 732 

Blanks 19 

Senator 5th Middlesex District 

Richard I. Furbush, Republican 704 

Frank J. Gaziano, Democratic 125 

Fred Taylor 1 

Blanks 34 



Representative in General Court 13th Middlesex District 

Harold Tompkins, Republican 765 

Blanks 99 

District Attorney Northern District 

John F. Kelley, Democratic '. 147 

George E. Thompson, Republican 685 

Blanks • 32 

Clerks of Courts Middlesex County 

John F. Ferrick, Democratic 137 

Frederic L. Putnam, Republican 698 

Blanks 29 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 51 

Register of Deeds Middlesex Southern District 

John J. Butler, Democratic 139 

Albert T. Gutheim, Republican 681 

Blanks 44 

County Commissioner Middlesex County 

Thomas B. Brennan, Democratic 149 

Melvin G. Rogers, Republican 675 

Blanks 40 

County Commissioner Middlesex County (to fill vacancy) 

Edwin O. Childs, Republican 743 

Kilroy 2 

Blanks 119 

Question No. 1 

Yes 165 

No 488 

Blanks 211 

Question No. 2 

Yes 532 

No 148 

Blanks 184 

Alcoholic Licenses 

Question No. 1 

Yes 152 

No 602 

Blanks 110 

Question No. 2 

Yes 168 

No 563 

Blanks 133 

Question No. 3 

Yes 209 

No 531 

Blanks 124 

Pari Mutuel (horses) 

Yes 238 

No 501 

Blanks 125 



52 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Pari Mutuel (dogs) 

Yes 218 

No 495 

Blanks 151 

Women Jurors 

Yes 502 

No 203 

Blanks 159 

Retirement System 

Yes 538 

No 115 

Blanks 211 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 



December 4th, 1946. 

A recount of the ballots cast for the offices of Lieutenant 
Governor and Auditor was held at the Town Hall on the above 
ate with the following results : 



Lieutenant Governor 

Arthur W. Coolidge 666 

Paul A. Dever 181 

Alfred Erickson 

Francis A. Votano 5 

Blanks 12 



Auditor 

Thomas J. Buckley 190 

Russell A. Wood 648 

Pearl J. McGlynn 2 

Robert A. Simmons 1 

Blanks 23 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 



53 



Licenses 

Total number of Dog Licenses issued during the year 1946 
— 263: namely, 163 Male, 36 Female, 60 Spayed Female and 
4 Kennel, for which the sum of $658.40 has been paid to the 
Treasurer. 

Sporting, etc., issued during the year 1946 — • 41 Fishing, 72 
Hunting, 65 Sporting, 18 Minor Fishing, 3 Citizens Trapping 
and 2 duplicate, for which the sum of $427.25 has been paid to 
the Division of Fisheries and Game. 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 



JURY LIST, 1946 



Name 
Anderson, Lawrence 
Bernson, Bob 
Comey, Arthur C. 
DeFord, William 
DeNormandie, James 
Farns worth, Murray P. 
Fleck, Richard C. 
Hagmann, Otto 
Herman, Edwards W. 
Hinds, Horace S. 
Kargaard, Alfred 
Loud, John F. 
Love joy, Walter E. 
Michel, Jules 
Scott, Robert W. 
Snelling, Howard 
Spooner, Frederick C. 
Thomas, C. Lloyd 
Whittemore, Lester B. 
Wiley, G. Arnold 

Appointed June 27th, 1946. 



Occupation 
Architect 
Laundry Business 
City Planner 
Investment Counsellor 
Farmer 
Salesman 

Investment Officer 
Methods Engineer 
Physician 
Manager 
Piano Technician 
Investment Counsellor 
Salesman 
Retired 
Manufacturer 
Road Surveyor 
Salesman 
Broker 
Salesman 
Engineer 



WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 



54 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



VITAL STATISTICS 

42 Births, 24 Marriages, and 20 Deaths were recorded during 
the year ending December 31st, 1946. 

Births 



Date of Birth 


Name of Child 


Names of Parents 


Sept. 


15 


1945 


Nathaniel Hutchins Taylor 


Frederick B. and Lex H. Taylor 


Sept. 


19 


1945 


Catherine Norton 


Paul L. and Margaret H. Norton 


Sept. 


26 


1945 


Elizabeth Susan Howard 


Thomas W. and Gertrude E. Howard 


Oct. 


14 


1945 


Jean Spooner 


Donald M. and Lily T. Spooner 


Oct. 


30 


1945 


Robert Walter Scott, Jr. 


Robert W. and Anne A. Scott 


Jan. 


18, 


1946 


Edward MacLeod, 3rd 


Edward, Jr., and Mary M. MacLeod 


Jan. 


29 


1946 


Wan en Fiske Flint, Jr. 


Warren F. and Margaret M. Flint 


Feb. 


6, 


1946 


Stanley Easton Black 


Everett A. and Anne E. Black 


Feb. 


15, 


1946 


Elizabeth Margaret Brown 


William C. and Marjorie G. Brown 


Feb. 


19, 


1946 


David George Moody 


Edward W. and Lillian A. Moody 


Mar. 


1, 


1946 


Christina Louise Walstrom 


John E. and Una L. Walstrom 


Mar. 


4, 


1946 


Donald Godfrey McPherson 


Paul M. and Margaret G. McPherson 


Mar. 


9, 


1946 


Sandra Louise MacFarland 


Charles and Phyllis M. MacFarland 


Mar. 


15, 


1946 


Cynthia De Boketon Ogden 


Warren G., Jr., and Mary B. Ogden 


Mar. 


22, 


1946 


Paul Thomas Brinkerhoff 


Robert H. and Jeanie L. Brinkerhoff 


Mar. 


27, 


1946 


Harry William Aptt 


Harry S. and Etta E. Aptt 


Mar. 


29, 


1946 


Alice Woodward DeNormandie 


James and Martha P. DeNormandie 


April 


4, 


1946 


Paula Gardner Weld 


Frederick C. and Anne D. Weld 


April 


17, 


1946 


Barbara Baxter 


David W. and Catherine T. Baxter 


May 


30, 


1946 


Janet Elizabeth Buerger 


Martin J. and Lila M. Buerger 


June 


2, 


1946 


Christopher McKay Ireland, Jr. 


Christopher M. and Helen E. Ireland 


June 


17, 


1946 


Ellen Christine Anderson 


Thorwald J. and Alice M. Anderson 


June 


19, 


1946 


Roxanna Elizabeth Beede 


Everett B. and Hildreth M. Beede 


June 


21, 


1946 


Jovce Helen Burns 


Melvin P. and Elizabeth F. Burns 


June 


25, 


1946 


George William LaPierre 


George W. and Eleanor A. LaPierre 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 
Births ■ — Continued 



55 



Date of Birth 



Name of Child 



Names of Parents 



July 1, 1946 

July 6, 1946 

July 6, 1946 

Aug. 2, 1946 

Sept. 9, 1946 

Sept. 10, 1946 

Sept. 10, 1946 

Sept. 13, 1946 

Sept. 13, 1946 

Sept. 27, 1946 

Oct. 13, 1946 

Oct. 20, 1946 

Nov. 5, 1946 

Nov. 28, 1946 

Nov. 28, 1946 

Dec. 10, 1946 

Dec. 28, 1946 



Robert Francis Ziman 
William Steven Barrow 
Veronica Ann Lyons 
James Wheelock Beers 
Marcia Gail Hannon 
Mary Lee Tonseth 
Carol Ann Tonseth 
Natalie Rice 
Susan Prentice Bygrave 
Suzanne Jean Fedock 
John Ashby Rogers 
Christina Lyn Cooley 
Meredith Harnish 
Ellen Gertrude Ledbetter 
Eric Seeger Livingstone 
Paula Ruth Blake 
Jane Ellen Lawson 



Albert F. and Dorothy E. Ziman 
Norman F. and Marguerite J. Barrow 
John and Ann T. Lyons 
Roland F., Jr., and Helen R. Beers 
Thomas E. and Marion C. Hannon 
Didrick L. and Pheebe L. Tonseth 
Didiick L. and Pheebe L. Tonseth 
Arthur W., Jr., and Pauline K. Rice 
Robert and Lucy E. Bygrave 
Metro and Hazel A. Fedock 
Alfred P. and Louise S. Rogers 
Ronald C. and Carolyn A. Cooley 
Ezra W. and Eugenia M. Harnish 
William and Mary G. Ledbetter 
Charles B. and Mary S. Livingstone 
William A. and Rose R. Blake 
Harold E. and Wanda E. Lawson 



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TOWN OF LINCOLN 
Marriages 



Date of Marriage 


Names 


Residence 


Jan. 


20, 1946 


Frederick W. Mickle 
Mary E. De Mao 


Lincoln 
Lincoln 


Feb. 


3, 1946 


Vasilis Lavrakas 
Joanna Thanos 


Lincoln 
Gloucester 


April 


6, 1946 


Clyde D. Ballou 

Mildred Aivira Sims 


Hartland, Vermont 
Lincoln 


April 


13, 1946 


Jack K. Holmes 
Christine Marie Kinsler 


Belmont 
Lincoln 


April 


20, 1946 


William V. Cail 
Norma E. Armstrong 


Lincoln 
Brookline 


June 


9, 1946 


William M. Dean 
M. Lorraine Cousins 


Lincoln 
Lincoln 


June 


1, 1946 


Clarence Herbert Lamont 
Elinor Ruth Coughlan 


Belmont 
Lincoln 


June 


15, 1946 


Granville H. Houldsworth, Jr. 
Doris R. Plancon 


Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Lincoln 


June 


15, 1946 


Frank Moore Stewart 
Caroline Townsend Monks 


Skaneateles, N. Y. 
Brookline 


July 


19, 1946 


William Bernard Whalen 
Mary Elizabeth Manning 


Newton 
Lincoln 


July 


24, 1946 


Roland Chester Mackenzie 
Ethel Lillian MacLean 


Lincoln 
Lincoln 


Aug. 


4, 1946 


Edward Joseph Chisholm 
Margaret Florence Ryan 


Concord 
Lincoln 


Aug. 


18, 1946 


Clifford Norman Pedersen 
Leone Elizabeth Redden 


Lincoln 
West Concord 


Aug. 


25, 1946 


Robert James Malloy 
Teresa Agnes Delory 


Waltham 
Lincoln 


Sept. 


2, 1946 


Louis Joseph Venti 
Madeline Elizabeth Coan 


Concord 
Lincoln 


Sept. 


6, 1946 


John Gregory Cornish 
Alice Paul Smith 


Boston 
Lincoln 


Sept. 


8, 1946 


Charles Henry Pazzano, Jr. 
Mary Rose Silva 


Waltham 
Lincoln 


Sept. 


25, 1946 


William Paul Pedersen 
Marjorie Hilda Bradley 


Lincoln 
Waltham 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 
Marriages — Continued 



57 



Date of Marriage 


Names 


Residence 


Sept. 28, 1946 


James Jerome Goodwin 


Boston 




Helen Virginia Mason 


Arlington 


Oct. 4, 1946 


Raymond Peter Lawson 


Concord 




June MacFarland 


Lincoln 


Oct. 27, 1946 


Roy E. Merrow 


Lancaster, N. H. 




Virginia F. Porter 


Lincoln 


Oct. 27, 1946 


Patrick Joseph Umbrello 


Lincoln 




Rose Marie Rigoli 


Waltham 


Nov. 28, 1946 


Alfred Gilbert Butcher 


Lincoln 




Helen May MacLean 


Arlington 


Dec. 8, 1946 


Joseph Gentile 


Medford 




Kathleen Panetta 


Lincoln 



58 



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Deaths 











Age 




Date of Death 


Name 


Y. 


M. 


D. 


Jan. 


13, 1946 


Gertrude M. Prentiss 


75 


11 


6 


Jan. 


22, 1946 


Fred Plankenhorn 


54 


10 


3 


Feb. 


8, 1946 


Mary Burland 


77 


9 


23 


Mar. 


24, 1946 


Stella Maria Derby 


78 


11 


10 


April 


3, 1946 


Hector John MacLean 


73 


1 


19 


May 


7, 1946 


John Johansen 


69 


5 


28 


June 


19, 1946 


Augusta May Houghton 


95 


1 


18 


June 


20, 1946 


Mary Grizelda Sargent 


86 


— 


— 


June 


23, 1946 


John Smith 


77 


2 


8 


June 


24, 1946 


Muriel May Bean 


49 


6 


22 


June 


26, 1946 


Anna Mannerino 


56 


2 


24 


July 


21, 1946 


Minerva E. Sherman 


67 


10 


14 


July 


21, 1946 


Elizabeth Bradshaw Poole 


87 


2 


— 


Aug. 


14, 1946 


Mary Graf 


76 


— 


10 


Sept. 


27, 1946 


Frances M. Lennon 


64 


8 


23 


Sept. 


28, 1946 


Hugh Codman 


71 


5 


12 


Sept. 


29, 1946 


Harold Stewart Dean 


62 





10 


Nov. 


28, 1946 


Elizabeth Wadleigh 


69 


4 


7 


Dec. 


7, 1946 


Rev. Joseph A. Quigley 


50 


— 


— 


Dec. 


19, 1946 


Charles Lee Todd 


72 


4 


11 



REPORT OF SELECTMEN 59 



REPORT OF BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



Board organized with Sumner Smith, Chairman. 

The following hold Town victuallers' licenses, and their 
premises have been inspected and passed by the Building In- 
spector : 

Hartwell Farms 
Lincoln Stand 

Traffic Control 

Many accidents, some fatal, at intersection of routes 117 
and 126 influenced the Board to install stop signs on Route 
126, according to a plan of the State Highway Commission. 

Town Dump 

A very suitable piece of land for a dump was leased from 
Harry Cook for five years at $200.00 per year, and the lessee 
agreed to keep the drive-way open and the rubbish pushed in 
the hole. 

Town Hall 

The stage curtains and scenery in the upper hall were flame- 
proofed and one set of safety lights installed in the upper hall. 
The latter are supposed to light the exits automatically if the 
electric current stops. 

Pierce Park 

The Board inspected the trees in the main part of Pierce 
Park with an expert tree man, and had some overdue pruning, 
preserving and thinning done. 

Legion Hall 

John Todd, Edmund F. Giles, and Robert C. Chapin 
talked with the Selectmen about the question of finding a 
suitable place for a Legion Hall, and the Board, not knowing 
of such a place, agreed to publicize the desires of the Service 
men. 



60 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Baker Bridge 

The Board has every reason to expect the Federal Govern- 
ment to erect a new bridge here soon, changing the location to 
the extent that Old Concord Road cannot have access to the 
bridge. The abutters on said road were circularized by a 
petition to determine if any objected to the closing of that 
terminus of the road, and none opposing, it is planned to 
close it. 

The Government also agrees to install a new water main 
over the bridge and make the necessary connections, at no 
cost to the Town. 

Perambulation of Town Lines 

The Wayland-Lincoln town boundaries were inspected 
and found to be in order. 

Virginia and Bedford Roads 

The Government closed these roads to public use during 
most of the war. Lincoln, Concord and Bedford sued for 
damages; the U. S. has returned the roads to their original 
owners, the case has been settled, and the opinion is that Lin- 
coln will recover enough net to at least put the roads in as 
good shape as they were before the taking. 

Town Hall 

Although the coal furnaces are absolutely beyond reason- 
able usefulness and repair, the Finance Committee and 
Selectmen do not ask the Town to proceed with any change 
this year. The Selectmen do ask for an appropriation of 
$200.00 to employ an engineer to draw up specifications for 
heating the upper hall. The copper gutters and conductors 
are also out of repair and $300.00 is asked for this work. 

Airplane Noise 

An article is inserted in the warrant for the purpose of con- 
veying to somebody in authority the attitude of the citizens 
toward annoying and unnecessary noise caused by the con- 
tinuous manoeuvering of apparently private planes over the 
Town. 



REPORT OF SELECTMEN 61 

DeCordova and Dana Museum Committee 

A vote under Article 6 of the June meeting allowed the 
Board to appoint a Committee to study the physical proper- 
ties and the documents, and report to the Town at the next 
annual meeting. 

Robert L. DeNormandie, Chairman 

Edith B. Farrar 

Ethel A. Newton 

Frederick B. Taylor 

Richard J. Eaton 

Frederick B. McKelvey 

Allen W. Jackson 

were appointed and are making a report. The Selectmen 
recommend that the Committee be continued. 



Deeds, Wills, Trusts, Etc. 

Mr. Pierson Hunt originated and sponsored the project of 
publishing all the documents or portions of those which affect 
the interests of the Town, and his efforts have been invaluable 
toward making the compilation complete. Copies are avail- 
able in the Town Hall at a nominal price. Also copies of the 
By-Laws, Zoning By-Laws, Traffic Regulations and Building 
Code. 

School Site 

The Town voted in Special Town Meeting last June 28th 
under Article 12 to acquire certain property for "school pur- 
poses and purposes incidental thereto." 

As one of the owners of the land to be acquired is a Selectman 
and because Selectman Schaal has attended only one regular 
meeting and one special meeting since September, the Town 
and the landowners have actually been at a great disadvantage 
to negotiate a settlement on the aforementioned land takings. 

Selectmen Hills and Smith studied the plan and vote of 
taking, and believing that a substantially better plan can be 
conceived than the present one, especially with respect to Lot 
A, and because more than 270 voters petitioned the Selectmen 
to postpone the taking from February 8th to the Annual Town 
Meeting, March 3, or its adjournments, the Board delayed 
giving instructions to its attorneys in this matter. The Town 



62 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

has lost no rights in delaying action under the Article 12 vote 
until March 3rd. After conferences with counsel, the Select- 
men decided to delay, because the Town would benefit by 
obtaining a better plan with respect to using possible natural 
boundaries instead of arbitrary ones and because land ac- 
quired by deed has valuable advantages over land taken by 
eminent domain. It also appears certain that a deed can be 
obtained if the consideration can be agreed upon. 

As conditions were previous to February 8th, if a taking had 
been made, legal complications might have resulted, and the 
Board feels the Town is fortunate in being able to act on this 
school site question at an annual meeting, inasmuch as $300,000 
more or less may have to be raised by vote before proceeding 
further. 

SUMNER SMITH, Chairman, 
ALBERT A. SCHAAL, 
H. BIGELOW HILLS. 



REPORT OF SELECTMEN 
HONOR ROLL 



63 



Abramo, Anthony 
Adams, Frederick O. 
Adams, Thomas B. 
Algeo, John T. 
Algeo, Leo J. 
Anderson, John B. 
Appleby, Richard 

Bartlett, Theodore 
Baubin, Leonard C. 
Beaman, John A. 
Beardsley, James M. 
Beers, Roland F., Jr. 
Berry, Albert R. 
Betteneschi, Peter P. 
Bingham, George H., Jr. 
Boyce, Manley E. 
Boyd, Arthur L. 
Briggs, Charles V., Jr. 
Burgess, William A. 
*Burr, Leland M., Jr. 
Butcher, Henry A., Jr. 

Campobasso, Anthony B. 
Campobasso, John C. 
Campobasso, Joseph R. 
Carman, John W. 
Catoia, Anthony J. 
Chapin, Robert C. 
Cibel, Stanley A. 
Ciraso, Anthony R. 
Ciraso, Frank E. 
Ciraso, Rocco L. 
Clarke, Thomas 
Coan, Madeline 
Coan, Thomas, Jr. 
Cole, James E. 
Cook, Edward F. 
Cook, John F. 
Corrigan, Edward D. 
Corrigan, Robert 
Costello, John D. 
Cotoni, Michael 



Cousins, Ashley B., Jr. 
Cunningham, Edward B. 
Cunningham, James L. 

Damico, Ralph P. 
Davis, Alfred G. 
Davis, Philip A. 
Dean, Harold L. 
Denio, John P. 
Diamond, Thomas P. 
Doherty, James H. 
Doherty, William R. 
Donaldson, David L. 
Dorian, Irene R. 
Durand, Dana B. 
Dow, Margaret S. 

Eaton, Richard J. 
Edgar, John D. 

Farrar, Priscilla 
Ferrazzani, Joseph 
Ferris, George S. 
Fitch, Conover, Jr. 
Flint, Edward W. 
Foreman, Randolph K. 
Forsberg, Harold C. 
*Fradd, John M. 
French, Edward T. 
French, Lindol, Jr. 

Gaskill, Charles F. 
Gerrish, Kenneth 
Gilbert, Francis T. 
Giles, John F. 
Giles, Edmund 
Gilman, William R. 
Goodno, Ralph H. 
Gormley, James L. 
Gormley, Robert 
Gormley, Thomas J. 
Grant, George H. 



♦Killed in Service. 



64 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Honor Roll — Continued 



Hammer, Alexander M., Jr. 
Hammer, Benjamin A. 
Hammer, Thurston H. 
Hansen, Everett O. 
Harrington, William, Jr. 
Hart, Horace E. 
Hart, Joseph S. 
Hart, Joseph S., Jr. 
Hedge, Elliott R. 
Henderson, Ernest F., 3rd 
Herman, John E. 
Herman, William F. 
Holland, Francis E. 
Holmes, William C. 
Howard, Arthur T. 
Hunter, Robert 
Hunter, William H. 
Huntley, Oland F. 

Ingram, William H. 

Jackson, Holden F. 
*Jackson, Whiton 
Jensen, Robert 0. 
Jones, Harold W. 
Jones, Robert E. 

Kelley, Edmund S., Jr. 
King, William T, 
Kinsler, Frederick C. 
Kinsler, Herman F., Jr. 
Kinsler, Ralph H. 

Lavrakas, John 
Lavrakas, Lefteris 
Lavrakas, Vasilis 
Lawson, Harold E. 
Leneski, Victor E. 
Lennon, Leo 
Leslie, Bernard 
Loring, Albert E. 
Lorrey, Mildred J. 
Lorrey, Robert H. 
Lovejoy, Walter E., Jr. 
Lowe, Arthur L. 



MacAskill, Donald H. 
MacFarland, Ernest 
MacKenzie, George H. 
MacLaurin, Colin R. 
*MacLea, Donald L. 
MacLean, H. Arnold 
MacLeod, Clyde H. 
MacLeod, Kenneth R. 
MacRae, Sidney G. 
Maguire, James J. 
Mann, Edward W. 
Mannarino, Joseph 
Manning, John F. 
Martin, Neil T. 
Martin, S. Forest 
Matucieski, Tadelus J. 
McGuckin, William C. 
Meriam, Richard S., Jr. 
Meriam, Worcester 
Michel, Jean-Claude D. 
Monks, John P. 
Moody, Walter G. 
Moore, John E. 
Mullins, Edward S. 
Murphy, Edward W. 
Murphy, William G. 

Neary, Alvin H. 
Neilsen, Paul A. 
Newell, Joseph S., Jr. 

Ogden, Warren G., Jr. 
O'Reilly, Andrew J. 
Or ton, Albert J. 
O'Sullivan, Francis X. 
O'Sullivan, John J. 
O'Sullivan, William J. 

*Panetta, Domenic 
Panetta, James 
Pearson, Lester L. 
Peck, Will V. 
Pedersen, Clifford N. 
Pedersen, William P. 
Peirce, Robert H. 
Pellandini, Virginia 



*KLlled in Service 



REPORT OF SELECTMEN 



65 



Honor Roll — Continued 



Peterson, Edward H. 
Peterson, Robert S. 
Plancon, Doris R. 
Prentiss, Russell I., Jr. 

Rand, John R. 
Rand, William M., Jr. 
Raymond, Gardner L. 
Rhodes, Adam 
Richardson, Francis H. 
Richardson, Peter W. 
Rockwell, Frank M. 
Riley, Allston W. 
Rooney, Allan A. 
Rooney, E. Donlan 
Rooney, Leonard A. 
Ryan, Frank A. 
Ryan, James J. 
Ross, William A. 
Rouner, Thomas J. 

Schaal, Albert A., Jr. 
Schaal, Richard B. 
Scott, Robert W. 
*Seeger, Edwin I. 
Seeger, Frederick M. 
Shepard, Alexander P. 
Sherman, Warren A. 
Sims, Royal 
Small, Fred L. 
Smith.. Charles W. 
Smith, Sumner, Jr. 



Sorensen, Carl A. 
Spooner, David 

Taillacq, Ernest T. 
Taillacq, E. Henry 
Tarbell, Charles L. 
Tarbell, George G., Jr. 
Tarbox, Carl C. 
Tarbox, Richard P. 
Teabo, Daniel E. 
Tead, Donald K. 
Tead, John C. 
Thomas, W. G. Brooks 
Thompson, Charles M. 
Thompson, Leslie W. 
Todd, C. Lee, Jr. 
Todd, John 
Turnbull, Robert E. 

Vahey, Martin 
Vance, L. Alexander 

Waite, Arnold W. 
Watt, Norman B. 
Wheeler, Raymond E. 
Wilkins, John H., Jr. 
Wilkinson, John B. 
Winchell, Gordon D. 
Winchell, Guilbert S. 
Winchell, Richard P. 
Wood, Walter A. 
Woodbury, Robert S. 



♦Killed in Service 



66 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE 



As was predicted in the Finance Committee Report of 
last year, Municipal and State expenditures are showing a 
marked increase over the war and previous years. Lincoln 
is no exception. 

With a building program ahead, we recommend that the 
Town continue to face increases squarely and tax itself fully 
for all true operating expenses. In that manner any surplus 
not needed for working capital can be made available to re- 
duce the borrowing for necessary major outlays. 

The Committee recommends the adoption of the budget 
contained in the following tabulation. It represents an in- 
crease of approximately SI 6,000 to be raised from taxation 
in 1947 over 1946 figures. 



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REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE 73 

As is to be expected, the largest departmental increase for 
the year is in the School Committee budget, with a recom- 
mended increase of $11,251 over last year's budget. Of 
this sum, $7,436 is for salaries and the balance for increased 
high school tuition and for supplies. 

Total salaries and wages of all Town employees represent 
an aggregate increase of approximately $10,000, of which 
about three quarters is for schools ($7,436 as noted above). 
The balance of the increases, which spread through nearly 
all departments reflects the increased cost of supplies, plus 
a new automobile for the Town nurse and a new radio set for 
the police department, all of which are recommended. 

The appropriations voted at the Special Town Meeting 
last June have been set up in the Treasurer's report as un- 
expended appropriation balances and have been taken from 
free cash, thus reducing free cash at the end of the year to 
approximately $19,000. This amount seems to the Com- 
mittee somewhat too low for comfort and safety unless the 
Town wants to begin borrowing in anticipation of tax receipts. 

The Committee therefore recommends that the appro- 
priation of $3,250 for a Hockey and Skating Rink, voted at 
the June, 1946, meeting be rescinded, and that $3,250 be 
transferred from unexpended appropriation balances to the 
surplus account (free cash). 

It also recommends that the $5,000 voted for the School 
Building Committee be included in 1947 as an amount to be 
raised by taxation. This action would add $5,000 to the 
recommended budget increase of $16,000, making a total in- 
crease of $21,000 to be raised from taxation in 1947 over 1946. 
Any further sums voted from taxation by the Town will of 
course increase this total. 

For the information of the Town, $3,707 of appropriations 
is equivalent to $1.00 on the tax rate, based on 1946 valuations. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. WINCH ESTER DEN IO, Chairman, 
GUILBERT WINCHELL, 
LELAND A. WILDES, 
THOMAS J. ROUNER, 
JOSEPH L. SNIDER, Secretary, . 



74 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



OVERLAY ACCOUNT 



1941 Overlay Account 

Balance in 1941 Overlay Account December 31, 1946 $13 20 

1942 Overlay Account 

Balance in 1942 Overlay Account December 31, 1946 6 25 

1943 Overlay Account 

Balance in 1943 Overlay Account December 31, 1946 6 00 

1944 Overlay Account 

Balance in 1944 Overlay Account December 31, 1946 6 25 

1945 Overlay Account 

Balance in 1945 Overlay Account December 31, 1946 1,544 71 

1946 Overlay Account 

Balance in 1946 Overlay Account December 31, 1946 2,142 94 



Total of overlays reserved for Abatement of Taxes $3,719 35 



REPORT OF THE BUREAU OF OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 75 



REPORT OF THE BUREAU OF OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 



During the year 1946, eight new cases were approved for Old 
Age Assistance. Six cases were closed, four because of death 
and two because of other resources. 

On January 1, 1946, twenty-four cases were receiving aid. 
Total number of cases aided during the year was thirty-one, 
settled as follows: Lincoln 20, other Cities and Towns 6, no 
settlement 5. 

The twenty-five cases receiving aid on December 31st, 1946, 
were settled as follows: Lincoln 15, other Cities and Towns 6, 
no settlement 5. 



Expenditures During Year 1946 

To other Cities and Towns $119 21 

Administration and Travel 474 60 

Aid to and in behalf of recipients 16,604 82 



Total $17,198 63 

Respectfully submitted, 

ANTHONY J. DOHERTY, 

JOHN J. KELLIHER, 

M. ELIZABETH CAUSER. 



76 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



ASSESSOR'S REPORT 



The Board of Assessors submit the following report for the 
year 1946. 

Computation of Tax Rate 

Total Town appropriations to be raised by 

taxation $138,525 00 

Total appropriations to be taken from avail- 
able funds in 1946 59,096 19 

State Tax 3,500 00 

State Parks and Reservations 116 22 

State Audit of Municipal Accounts 473 72 

County Tax 6,892 32 

Tuberculosis Hospital Assessment 1,143 43 

Overlay of current year 3,459 57 

1945 underestimate 16 31 

Gross amount to be raised $213,222 76 



Estimated Receipts and Available Funds 

Income Tax $12,108 86 

Corporation Tax 6,295 60 

Reimbursement on account of State owned 

land 206 03 

Gasoline Tax 4,676 40 

Motor Vehicle Excise 2,800 00 

Licenses 100 00 

Fines 100 00 

General Government 200 00 

Health and Sanitation 200 00 

Old Age Assistance 8,000 00 

Old Age Assistance, Tax (Meals) 444 98 

Schools 5,600 00 

Libraries 200 00 

Cemeteries 200 00 

City of Cambridge Tax 405 00 

Amount voted to be taken from Free Cash . . 66,340 19 

Interest on Taxes and Assessments 200 00 

Overestimate, previous years 28 82 

Total Estimated Receipts and Available 

Funds $108,105 88 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



77 



Net Amount to be raised by Taxation .... 

Poll Tax $1,294 00 

Personal Property Tax 9,641 10 

Real Estate Tax 94,181 78 



$105,116 88 



$105,116 88 



Table of Aggregates 

Number of Persons Assessed: 

On Personal Estate only 

On Real Estate only 

On Both Personal and Real Estate 

Total Number of Persons Assessed 

Number of Polls Assessed 

Value of Assessed Personal Estate: 

Stock in Trade $3,750 00 

Machinery 29,350 00 

Live Stock 55,085 00 

All other Tangible Personal Property 255,140 00 



88 
454 

68 
613 
647 



Total Value of Assessed Personal Estate 



$344,325 00 



Value of Assessed Real Estate: 

Land $871,660 00 

Buildings 2,492,075 00 

Total Value of Assessed Real Estate $3,363,635 00 

Total Valuation of Assessed Estate 3,707,960 00 

Tax Rate per $1,000 00 $28 00 

Number of Live Stock Assessed: 

Horses (1 year or over) 60 

Cows (1 year or over) 263 

Bulls 17 

Heifers 74 

Swine (6 months old or over) 765 

Sheep 7 

Fowl 8,631 

All other (Goats) 12 

Number of Acres of Land Assessed 8,554 

Number of Dwelling Houses Assessed 507 

PHILLIP R. SNELLING, Chairman, 
D. EVERETT SHERMAN, JR., 
CYRUS W. MURPHY, 

Board of Assessors. 



78 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



VALUATION LIST, JANUARY 1, 1946 



Name of Taxpayer 



Adams, John 

Adams, John Q 

Adams, Heirs of Mary 

Adkins, Archibald W. and Doro- 
thea C 

A'Hearn, Marian E 

Albano Bros 

Algeo, Mary A 

Allen, John L 

Anderson, Alfred F., Jr 

Anderson, Lawrence B. and Ro 
sina Du P 

Appleby, Richard B 

Appt, Harry S. and Etta E. 

Aruda, Margaret J 

Baker, Frederick L. and Lulu G. 

Baker, John C. and Elizabeth E 

Baker, Lulu G 

Baker, Margaret C 

Baker, Walter F 

Bang, Povl 

Barker, Elliott R 

Barthel, Walter 

Baskin, William J 

Bean, Anna K 

Bean, Elmer A 

Bean, Elmer A. and Henry N. , 

Beardsley, Catherine 

Beebe, Alice W 

Beers, .Helen C 

Beers, Roland F 

Beggs, Sidney A 

Bernson, Bob 

Bernson, Bob and Edith 

Bernson, Edith J 

Berry, Albert R. and M. Beatrice 

Bertolami, Leo F 

Bertolami, Leo F. and Rose M. 

Bertolami, Paolina 

Billings, James B 

Billings, James B. and Marion 

Binda, Louis 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



$310 
10 



1,000 

55 
10 

310 

335 

400 



1,000 

1,405 

700 

500 

1,890 



300 



30 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



$8 68 

28 



28 00 

1 54 
28 

8 68 

9 38 

11 20 



28 00 
39 34 
19 60 
14 00 

52 92 



40 



84 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



$35,820 

10,000 
3,000 
300 
4,300 
1,000 
4,850 

1,000 
4,500 
2,000 

250 

11,000 
4,000 

5,000 
100 

7,100 
6,200 
3,250 
6,000 

3,500 

2,850 

47,000 

25,000 

16,000 

11,050 
8,000 
3,250 

4,700 
500 

5,250 
8,500 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



$1,002 96 

280 00 

84 00 

8 40 

120 40 
28 00 

135 80 

28 00 

126 00 

56 00 

7 00 

308 00 
112 00 
140 00 

2 80 

198 80 

173 60 

91 00 

168 00 

98 00 

79 80 

1,316 00 

700 00 

448 00 

309 40 
224 00 

91 00 

131 60 
14 00 

147 00 
238 00 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



79 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 


Bingham, Elizabeth A 






$7,500 


$210 00 


Bingham, Elizabeth P. B 






250 


7 00 








500 


14 00 


Black, Everett A. and Anne E. . 






36,000 


1,008 00 


Blake, Charles H. and Helen L.. 






10,500 


294 00 


Blake, Rose R 






100 


2 80 


Blodgett, Hamden B 


.$55 


SI 54 






Blodgett, Hamden and Florence 










M 






2,000 


56 00 


Blodgett, Heirs of Stephen H. . . 






8,500 


238 00 


Booth Robert H 






11,350 


317 80 


Boston Consolidated Gas Co. . . 


65,000 


1,820 00 






Boston Edison Co 


75,000 


2,100 00 






Boston & Maine R. R 






1,500 


42 00 


Bowles, Clifford 






5,000 


140 00 


Bowles, William 


1,035 


28 98 


4,000 


112 00 


Bowles, William S. and Mildred 










E 


1,075 


30 10 


10,700 


299 60 




4,080 
1,000 


114 24 


12,000 


336 00 


Boyce Fred P 


28 00 




Boyce, Manlev B 




3,000 


84 00 


Boyce, Manley B. and Alice M.. 






2,500 


70 00 








4,500 
3,500 


126 00 


Boyd, Fred T. and Doris P. ... 






98 00 


Briggs, Charles V 






12,500 


350 00 


Brooks, Albert S 


100 


2 80 


6,000 




Brooks, Albert S. and Maude M. 


168 00 








3,100 


86 80 


Brooks, Paul 






6,000 


168 00 


Brown, John E 


10 


28 




Brown, Nettie M 


25 


70 


2,000 


56 00 


Brown, W. Raymond and Ber- 










nice I. Stevens 






1,500 
6,000 
3,000 


42 00 


Browning, George U 


1,945 


54 46 


168 00 


Browning, Margaret M 




84 00 


Buerger, Martin J. and Lila . . . 






12,000 


336 00 


Bunker, Abbie E 






4,000 


112 00 


Bunker, Elliot S 


250 
2,000 


7 00 
56 00 






Bunker, L. Foster 




Burgess, Aubrey W. and Rebecca 










M 


150 


4 20 


3 250 


91 00 


Burgess, Catherine M 






1,500 


42 00 


Burke, Thomas D 






3,000 


84 00 







80 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



Burns, Melvin P. and Elizabeth 
F 

Burns, William 

Burr, Leland M., Jr., and Eliza 
beth L 

Burrill, Beverly E. and Alice M 

Butcher, Charles R 

Butcher, Henry A 

Butcher, Ralph E 

Calkins, C. Whittier 

Calkins, Ramona T. and Whittier 

Campbell, Fannie S. and Adeline 
S 

Campobasso, John C. and Ethel 

Campobasso, Joseph 

Carman, Eleanor T 

Carney, Florence T 

Carney, Thomas J 

Carruth, Charles 

Catoia, Angelo 

Causer, William O 

Chapin, Louise B. and Bertha L 

Chapman, James S 

Chapman, Lily T 

Cheney, George 

Christianson, Peter O 

Clark, George A 

Clark, Lester M 

Coan, James T 

Coan, Thomas F 

Coane, John H 

Coane, John H., Jr 

Coburn, Edward S 

Codman, Dorothy S. F. M 

Codman, Hugh 

Codman, Qgden 

Codman, Thomas N 

Codman, Thomas N. et al 

Cole, Edwin M. and Lucy F. . . 

Comey, Arthur C. and Janet . . . 

Comstock, Joan B 

Conant, Lily R 

Conary, Frances P 



$110 



205 
30 

205 
10 



10 



300 
1,500 



100 

100 

1,110 

930 
3,240 
2,640 
1,960 
2,050 

700 



1,000 



$3 08 



5 74 
84 

5 74 
28 



28 



8 40 

42 00 



2 80 

2 80 

31 08 

26 04 
90 72 
73 92 
54 88 
57 40 
19 60 



28 00 



$2,650 



10,000 
3,500 
2,000 
1,500 
4,000 
2,250 
5,700 

9,100 
1,500 

10,000 

3,575 

4,250 

3,100 

3,000 

11,500 

3,250 

750 

200 

1,000 

3,650 

700 

4,000 

3,000 

3,900 

2,100 

6,000 

5,000 



75,000 
6,400 

10,750 
7,000 
7,000 
4,500 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



81 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Condit, Robert P. and Phyllis C 

Connair, John J 

Connair, John J. and Margaret J. 

Connors, Ann F 

Conti, Bartolomeo B 

Cook, Harry 

Cook, Henry E 

Cooledge, Hazel B 

Cooper, Edith E 

Corcoran, Francis J 

Cormey, Henry J 

Corrigan, James N 

Corrigan, John F. and May . . 

Corrigan, Mary E., Heirs of . 

Corrigan, Mary K 

Corrigan, Patrick F 

Costello, John D 

Costello, William B 

Cotoni, Nicholas 

Cotoni, Joseph D 

Coughlan, Christina B 

Cousins, Ashley B 

Cousins, Fred E 

Cousins, Harold S 

Cousins, Willis N 

Cowles, Addison 

Cowles, Addison and Alexandra 
C 

Crawford, Marshall 

Creelman, Gilmore B. and Alice 
M 

Creelman, Gilmore B., Jr. . . 

Crook, Russell G 

Crowley, Timothy J 

Crowson, Leslie W. and Made- 
line W 

Crum, Eleanor E 

Cunnert, Fritz 

Cunningham, George E 

Cushing, Gustave 

Cushman, Trevor A., Jr., and 
Rosemary S 

Damico, Louise 



$10 



200 



100 



150 

3,850 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



$28 



5 60 



2 80 



4 20 
107 80 



200 


5 60 


40 


1 12 


145 


4 06 


,000 


28 00 


50 


1 40 



$5,000 

3,100 
1,000 
6,800 
4,800 

14,000 
1,250 
3,000 
1,400 

3,500 
3,000 
1,500 
2,300 
100 
2,000 
1,750 

5,000 
2,100 
3,000 
17,500 
2,000 



5,000 
4,750 

3,000 

3,000 
2,000 

300 
3,800 
6,500 
5,000 
4,500 

1,000 
1,625 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



$140 00 

86 80 

28 00 

190 40 

134 40 

392 00 
35 00 
84 00 
39 20 

98 00 
84 00 
42 00 
64 40 
2 80 
56 00 
49 00 

140 00 
58 80 
84 00 

490 00 
56 00 



140 00 
133 00 

84 00 

84 00 
56 00 

8 40 
106 40 
182 00 
140 00 
126 00 

28 00 
45 50 



82 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 


Danosky Edward A 


$50 


$1 40 


$3,250 
2,650 
4,000 
7,000 

20,000 


$91 00 

74 20 










112 00 


Davis Alfred M 






196 00 


Davis, E. Russell 


500 


14 00 


560 00 


Davis Estelle F 






600 
4,000 


16 80 


Davis, Francis J. and Shirley H. 


112 00 




1,900 


53 20 


9,000 
6,000 


252 00 


Davis, Saville R. and Anita V. . . 




168 00 


Davison, Archibald T 


500 


14 00 






Davison, Archibald T. and Doro- 










thy S 






18,700 


523 60 








2,500 
3,200 


70 00 


Dean, Harold S 






89 60 




3,000 


84 00 


11,000 


308 .00 


Dee Helena A 




2,000 
2 200 


56 00 








61 60 








1,500 

2,500 

56,750 


42 00 


Denio F Winchester 






70 00 


DeNormandie, Alice W 


1,000 


28 00 


1,589 00 








3,000 


84 00 


DeNormandie, James and Rob- 








ert L 


3,800 


106 40 






DeNormandie, Robert L 






5,750 


161 00 


DeNormandie, Robert L. and 
















15,300 


428. 40 


DeNormandie, Robert L. and 




William J. 


200 


5 60 


8,100 
500 

1,300 


226 80 


DePavla Dominick 


14 00 


Diamond, James E 


36 40 








2,850 


79 80 


Doherty Anthony J 






6,000 


168 00 


Doherty, Josephine C 






11,000 


308 00 








2,000 


56 00 


Doherty Matthew H 


1,000 


28 00 


9,000 


252 00 


Dole Gertrude E 






2,800 


78 40 


Dominichello, Frank 


300 


8 40 


2,250 


63 00 


Dominichello, Peter 






500 


14 00 


Donaldson, Charlotte H 






6,500 


182 00 


Donaldson, Malcolm D 






7,000 


196 00 


Donaldson, Robert D 


2,165 


60 62 


64,800 


1,814 40 


Donaldson, Robert D., Jr 






6,500 


182 00 


Dorian, Paul 


15 


42 











ASSESSORS' REPORT 



83 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 


Dorian, Paul and Newart 

Dougherty, Andrew J., Jr 

Dougherty, Andrew J., Heirs of. 


$1,950 
10 

120 
650 
250 

10 

500 
2,860 


$54 60 
28 

3 36 

18 20 

7 00 

28 

14 00 
80 08 


$3,700 

6,200 
2,700 
300 
4,600 
7,500 
3,500 
3,250 

4,500 

500 
500 

1,000 

500 

14,500 
6,500 
4,500 
5,150 

2,500 

400 
6,000 

700 

500 
1,900 

13,500 
13,000 
400 
5,700 
5,000 
7,500 
3,450 
5,000 

4,000 


$103 60 

173 60 

75 60 




8 40 


DuBois, Anson M. and Olive S. . 


128 80 
210 00 


Ehlert Heirs of Ellen 


98 00 


Ellms, Charles W. and Marjorie 

Emerson, Beatrice W. and Doro- 
thy Williams Goulet 

Emerson, Heirs of Edward W. . 

Emerson, Heirs of Ralph W. . . . 

Eynon, David L., Jr., and Grace 
V 


91 00 

126 00 
14 00 
14 00 

28 00 






Farnsworth, Kenneth C 

Farnsworth, Kenneth C. and 


14 00 
406 00 




182 00 




126 00 


Fernald Alvin E 


144 20 


Fedock, Metro and Hazel A. . . . 
Finlayson, Donald T. and Elea- 
nor 


70 00 
11 20 


Fitts, Charles K. and Gertrude 
w 


168 00 


Flanagan, James and Wilhelmina 
G 


19 60 


Fleck, Richard C 




Fletcher, Walter B. and Helen. . 
Flint, Ephraim B 


14 00 
53 20 


Flint, Henry 




Flint, Josephine R 


378 00 


Flint, Warren F 


364 00 


Flynn, Frank J 


11 20 


Flynn, Helen C 


159 60 


Forbes, Anabel Otis 


140 00 


Fradd, Norman W 


210 00 




96 60 


Fryatt, Thomas F 


140 00 


Gardner, Harold and Antoinette 
M 


112 00 







84 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 
Value of 

Real 
Estate 



Real Estate 



Garland, Joseph and Mira C. 

Gaskill, C. Francis . ■: 

Giblin, Thomas F. and Mary E. 
Giddy, Osman and Helen M. 
Gilbert, John W. and Josephine 

L 

Gilbert, Mary J 

Gilboy, Glennon and Elizabeth 

W 

Giles, Edmund W. and Muriel H. 

Giles, Muriel H 

Giles, Stella A 

Glover, Sarah J 

Golden, Albert 

Goodrich, Arthur L. and Hazel J. 

Gordon, Marie C 

Grabill, Elliott V. Ley 

Graf, Malcolm 

Gray, Robert W 

Greenough Bros 

Griffin, James T 

Grimwood, Mabel E. 

Gropius, Walter and Use 

Hagerty, Julia C 

Hagmann, Fridolin 

Haley, Arthur E 

Halloran, Henry J 

Hamilton, Bessie E 

Hanlon, Albert W 

Harding, Catherine 

Hading, Ernest J 

Harnish, Ezra W. and Eugenia D. 

Harrington, Katherine A 

Harrington, T. Frank, Estate of 

Harrington, William E 

Harrington, Winthrop W 

Hart, Frederick R 

Hart, Joseph S 

Hartman, Henry F 

Hatheway, Louise A 

Hayden, Nellie B 

Heck, Stanley 

Heck, Stanley and Mary H. ... 



$45 
3,600 



10 



35 

13,745 
10 



$1 26 
100 80 



28 



98 

384 86 
28 



$2,500 

14,400 

7,500 

500 

2,000 
2,500 

10,000 
3,350 
5,350 
3,900 
2,500 
500 
8,000 
4,000 
1,000 
1,500 



1,300 
250 
14,500 
2,000 
3,000 
1,500 
2,000 
4,800 
4,500 
2,500 
4,000 
5,600 
2,000 
1,750 

4,100 

100 

15,200 

3,500 

147,500 

300 

25,800 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



85 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 
Real Estate 



Henderson, Ernest F 

Henderson, Mary S 

Henley, Archibald and Lottie . . 

Herman, Edwards W 

Hews, Charles A. and Annie F. . 
Hills, H. Bigelow and Florence R 

Hinds, Evelyn W 

Hollis, John H 

Holmes, Sarah E., Martha E. and 

Charles P 

Holmes, Sarah E 

Holmgren, Richard S. and Vir 

ginia S 

Hoover, Henry B. and Lucretia J. 

Howard, Esther T 

Hunt, Lewis E 

Hunt, Merrill 

Hunt, Pearson and Merrill T. 
Hunter, Euphemia J., Heirs of 

Hunter, Robert R 

Hunter, Stella E. 

Huntley, Medford E. and Blanche 

L 

Hurd, Nancy Dabney 

Jackson, Dorothy W 

Jacobs, May L 

Jennison, Heirs of Addie E. . . 
Jenney, Charles J. and Katrina 

C 

Jensen, Holger J 

Jensen, Olin A. and Agnes E. 

Johansen, John 

Johnson, Fern A 

Karlander, Louis, in trust for his 

son William R. Kalander . 

Kargaard, Elizabeth F 

Keily, Delbar P. and Gertrude E. 

Keizer, Harold 

Kelley, Edmund S 

Kelley, Edmund S., Jr., and 

Elizabeth E 

Kelley, Richard T 

Kelley, Richard T. and Rose M 



$500 



500 



$14 00 



14 00 



250 



2,110 



500 
500 



7 00 



59 08 



14 00 
14 00 



500 



300 



14 00 



8 40 



$48,900 
2,700 

17,200 
3,500 

15,000 
8,000 

10,500 

300 
300 

2,000 
6,000 

10,000 
4,000 

13,250 
2,500 
9,000 

5,000 

3,500 

7,000 

12,000 

14,000 

2,850 

5,000 
3,100 
1,850 
1,500 
3,000 

500 

17,000 

3,500 

2,200 



18,125 



3,400 



$1,369 20 
75 60 
481 60 
98 00 
420 00 
224 00 
294 00 

8 40 
8 40 

56 00 
168.00 
280 00 
112 00 
371 00 

70 00 
252 00 

140 00 

98 00 
196 00 
336 00 
392 00 

79 80 

140 00 
86 80 
51 80 
42 00 
84 00 

14 00 

476 00 

98 00 

61 60 



507 50 
95 20 



86 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 
Real Estate 



Kelliher, John J 

Kennedy, Albert E 

Kennedy, Brothers 

Kennedy, John T. and Albert E. 

Kidd, Wilmot 

King, William T 

Kinney, Robert C 

Kinsler, Herman 

Kinsler, Herman F. and Louise 

M 

Knowles, Harry B., Jr 

Knowles, Wilma E 

Kolyshkin, George 

Kubik, Charles S. and Emily K. 
Ladd, Edward H., Jr., and Agnes 

E 

Lahey, Heirs of James 

Lahnstein, Karl F. and Margaret 

A.. 

Laird, Sarah E. A 

Larrabee, Leonard C. and Peggy 

S 

Lavrakas, Fofo 

Lawson, Harold E 

Leaper, Gerard F. and Virginia L. 

Leary, Edward B 

Leary, William T 

Lehnert, Ferdinand 

LeMann, John 

Lennon, James W 

Leslie, Maurice A 

Leslie, Maurice A. and Annie M. 
Liddick, Harold S. and Virginia 

D 

Lincoln, Kenneth C. and Virginia 
Litchard, Donald B. and Lucy . 

Livengood, James C 

Lochman, William F. and Miquel 

S 

Loring, Robert G 

Lorrey, Robert T 

Lorrey, Robert H. and Mildred J. 
Loud, John F. and Mary L. ... 



$500 



50 



700 



200 



200 



15 



$14 00 



1 40 



19 60 



5 60 



5 60 



42 



$5,450 
3,500 

150 

1,000 

15,250 

2,000 



5,500 

5,000 
3,000 
6,000 

5,250 
1,500 

3,200 
3,250 

5,000 
2,150 
6,500 
1,100 
4,600 
200 
1,000 
2,550 
3,100 

3,750 

5,200 
3,100 
7,000 



600 
1,000 

5,500 
10,000 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



87 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 








$1,000 
200 


$28 00 
5 60 














10,250 


287 00 


Lucas, Ernest W 


$55 


$1 54 




Lucas, Ernest W., Jr., and Lily S. 






4,500 


126 00 


Lunt, Heirs of Charles 






2,600 


72 80 








3,500 


98 00 


MacAskill, Heirs of Daniel 






4,200 


117 60 


MacFarland, Ernest H 






6,000 


168 00 


Mackenzie, Roland C 






14,000 


392 00 


Maclaurin, Richard Colin and 










Ellen 






8,500 
3,000 
2,850 


238 00 




84 00 


MacLeod, Edward and Hester M. 






79 80 


MacRae, Kathleen M 






4,000 


112 00 


MacRae, Manning W 






5,000 


140 00 


Mager, George G. and Claire . . 






1,500 


42 00 


Mague, William H., Estate of . . 






1,000 


28 00 




20 


56 






Maher, Raymond P. and Ger- 










trude M 






3,300 


92 40 


Mallett, Herbert A. and Eva M. 






2,600 


72 80 


Mann David W 


6,500 


182 00 






Mann, David W. and Iva S 




16,200 


453 60 


Mannarino, Heirs of Joseph .... 






1,500 


42 00 


Martin, Fred and Marie 






5,000 


140 00 


Martin, Catherine Ellen 






3,000 


84 00 


Martin, Wilhelmina W 






9,500 


266 00 




10 


28 






Mascari, Leonard E. and Grace 










B 






10,000 
4,000 


280 00 


Massie, Theresa G 


112 00 


McElroy Frank 


10 


28 












6,000 
6 200 


168 00 


McHugh John E 


265 


7 42 


173 60 


McHugh Katherine 






500 


14 00 


McPherson, Paul and Margaret 










M 






3,000 
3,500 


84 00 


Melanson, Leonard J. and Mary 






98 00 


Meriam, Richard S. and Alice G. 






6,000 


168 00 


Michel, Jules 


150 


4 20 






Michel, Jules J. and Marie C. . . 






10,000 


280 00 


Mills, Cecil R. and Lillian M. . . 






2,500 


^70 00 



88 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 
Real Estate 



Monks, John P 

Monks, John P. and Ann S. . 

Moody, Charles P. and Josephine 
C 

Moore, Paul 

Morris, Milliage E 

Morris, Robert H. and Irene S. . 

Morrissey, Annie N 

Morrissey, John Joseph 

Mount Auburn Cemetery 

Mukhitarian, Samuel and Ste- 
phanie 

Mullins, Ernest A. and Josephine 
S. . 

Murfitt, Meryle Cutter 

Murphy, Bridget 

Murphy, Cyrus W. and Persis S 

Murphy, Heirs of Jeremiah 

Murphy, Mary 

Murphy, Mina Dorothea 

Murray, Marie P 

Myers, Conrad W 

Myers, Mary C 

Neary, Patrick J. and Alice B. . 

Neilson, Archibald D. B 

Nelson, Nellie R. and W. Newton 

Neville, Ellen M 

Neville, James M. and Henry P., 
Heirs of 

Neville, Mary A 

Newell, Joseph S., Jr 

Newell, Joseph S. and Lena M. . 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co 

Newton, Harland B 

Norton, Paul L. and Margaret . 

Norton, Thomas F., Trustee. . . . 

Ogden, Warren G., Jr 

O'Reilly, Andrew J. and Jose- 
phine M 

O'Sullivan, William J 

O'Sullivan, William J. and Mary 
E 

Paddock, Louis E. and Anne E.. 



$5,675 



140 



200 



$158 90 



3 92 



5 60 



100 



1,550 
20 

55,650 



5,800 



2 80 



43 40 
56 

1,558 20 



162 40 



$48,500 

5,000 

100 

1,500 

5,000 

4,500 
2,500 

3,000 

4,000 
9,000 
4,000 
2,500 
3,500 

3,500 
6,000 
4,750 

250 
4,200 

300 
9,000 
1,000 

4,800 



8,500 
4,000 
6,850 
6,000 
1,500 
5,500 

5,000 



35,000 
5,000 



$1,358 00 

140 00 

2 80 

42 00 

140 00 

126 00 

70 00 

84 00 

112 00 

252 00 

112 00 

70 00 

98 00 

98 00 
168 00 

133 00 

7 00 
117 60 

8 40 
252 00 

28 00 

134 40 



238 00 
112 00 
191 80 
168 00. 
42 00 
154 00 

140 00 



980 00 
140 00 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



89 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



Page, William N. and Elizabeth 

J 

Paine, Charles H 

Pallotta, Henry and Eleanor A. 

Palmer, Waldo E 

Palmer, Waldo E. and Eleanor 
M 

Panetta, Pasquale 

Panetta, Pasquale and Mary . . . 

Parks, Henry A. and Harriett A 

Pattinson, Mary I 

Pavlo, Samuel G 

Pear, Ada Berning 

Peck, W. Valorus 

Peirce, Harriet T 

Peirce, Isabel T 

Peirce, Jane I 

Pellandini, Robert T. and Vir- 
ginia A 

Peloquin, Roy J. and Alice M. 

Pertzoff, Constantin A 

Pertzoff, Constantin A. and Olga 

Peterson, Andrew 

Peterson, Arthur C. W. and 
Mabel C 

Peterson, Edward H. and Vir- 
ginia 

Peterson, John F. and Julia M 

Peterson, Roy C 

Phillips, Henry B. and Charlotte 
T , 



Pierce, Lucy B : 

Pike, Harriet 

Pike, Helen 

Pioneer Food Store 

Polhamus, Earl A. and Doris A 

Polhamus, Roland F 

Pollard, Frederick H. et al 

Poole, Ruth E. and Frederick . . 
Poor, Jane H. and Fitch, Marion 



Pracijus, Herbert F. and Grace 
Naomi 



$10 



365 



7,525 



1,190 
500 

500 



$ 28 



10 22 



210 70 



S3 32 
14 00 

14 00 



$8,000 

200 

4,500 



8,400 



4,000 


112 00 


2,300 


64 40 


4,800 


134 40 


400 


11 20 


3,000 


84 00 


3,000 


84 00 


4,000 


112 00 


750 


21 00 


2,500 


70 00 


4,700 


131 60 


4,200 


117 60 


38,700 


1,083 60 


1,100 


30 80 



800 

5,200 
5,500 
3,000 

10,250 
670 
400 
300 

4,300 

13,000 
4,300 

12,500 

1,000 



$224 00 

5 60 

126 00 



235 20 



22 40 

145 60 

154 00 

84 00 

287 00 

18 76 

11 20 

8 40 

120 40 

364 00 
120 40 

350 00 

28 00 



90 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 
Real Estate 


Preston, Jean Wood and Olga 










Pertzoff 






$4,000 


$112 00 


Preston, William M 


$1,000 
450 


$28 00 






12 60 






Primak, John and Lena 






11,950 


334 60 


Rand Janet G 






6,000 
16,500 


168 00 


Rand, Lucy K 






462 00 


Rand, William M 


1,550 


43 40 






Rando Giovanina 






4,800 


134 40 


Rando, Thomas 


150 


4 20 




Rasmussen, Robert F 






2,500 


70 00 


Raymond, Gardner L. and Jean 










M 






5,000 


140 00 


Rice, Edwin B 


50 


1 40 


3,500 


98 00 


Rice, Edwin B. and Madeline A. 






6,350 


177 80 


Rice, Warren A 


500 


14 00 


200 




Richardson, Howard C 


5 60 


Riley, Allston and Marion 






4,700 


131 60 


Roach, James L. and Dora J. 






6,000 


168 00 


Robbins, Roland W. and Geral- 
















3,000 
3,500 


84 00 


Robinson Dora J 






98 00 


Robus, Tamzin K 






2,500 


70 00 


Rodimon, Mildred M 






7,750 


217 00 


Rogers, Edward H 


1,000 
10 


28 00 


19,000 


532 00 


Rogers, John H 


28 


6,500 


182 00 


Rollins, Elmer A 


1,000 


28 00 


750 
800 


21 00 


Rollins, Elmer A., Trustee 


22 40 


Rooney, Edward D. and Eliza- 










beth M 






5,000 
1,500 


140 00 


Rooney, John J. and Margaret C. 


42 00 


Rooney, John W 






3,000 


84 00 


Rooney, Martin and Dorothea, 










Heirs of Margaret J. Rooney . 






1,800 


50 40 


Root, Harriet E 


100 


2 80 


600 


16 80 






Rouner, Thomas J. and Doris J. 






5,000 


140 00 


Russ, Bertha G 






500 


14 00 


Russell, Leonard H. and Barbara 




H .', 






4,750 


133 00 


Russes, Frances 






1,750 


49 00 


Ryan, Anastasia, Heirs of 






2,500 


70 00 


Ryan, Lawrence 






3,500 


98 00 







ASSESSORS' REPORT 



91 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 
Real Estate 



Ryan, Mary J 

Ryan, Heirs of William H 

Sargent, Francis B 

Sawtelle, Clement C 

Sawtelle, Clement C. and Ade- 
laide I 

Schaal, Albert A. and Zelpha M. 

Schumacher, August 

Schwann, William and Sonya . . 

Scott, Hermon H 

Scott, Robert W 

Sears, Olga 0. 

Secora, Julia , 

Seeger, Frederick M. and Doro- 
thy K 

Shaw, Alice DeS 

Shea, Heirs of Cornelius T 

Shepard, Paul F 

Sherman, Daniel E 

Sherman, Daniel E., Jr 

Sherman, Marguerite 

Sherman, Mary J 

Sherwin, Edward V 

Silva, Manuel 

Silva, Manuel, Heirs of 

Silva, Manuel and Mary 

Sims, Mildred A 

Simonds, Anthony J 

Smith, Francis J 

Smith, John E. and Helen M. . . 

Smith, Sumner 

Smith-Peterson, Helda D 

Snelling, Caroline 

Snelling, Charles A 

Snelling, Dorothy R 

Snelling, Howard and Elizabeth. 

Snider, Joseph L 

Snider, Joseph L. and Greta . . . 

Sorenson, Hans, Heirs of 

Sorenson, J. Oscar 

Spooner, Lily T 

Stevens, Kimball C. and Eleanor 
G 



$410 



$11 48 



250 
1,245 

1.420 



750 
10 

3,050 



7 00 
34 86 

39 76 



21 00 

28 

85 40 



100 



2 80 



$0,500 
2,500 
8,300 



6,000 

11,750 

2,000 

900 

6,500 

36,700 

6,500 

750 

7,000 

20,000 

5,900 

3,750 

13,000 

1,000 

150 

1,500 

24,550 

500 

1,700 



4,000 
91,600 
2,150 
4,500 
800 
8,025 
4,500 

9,000 
2,500 
4,000 
4,250 

4,500 



$182 00 

70 00 

232 40 



168 00 

329 00 
56 00 
25 20 

182 00 
1,027 60 

182 00 
21 00 

196 00 
560 00 

165 20 
105 00 
364 00 

28 00 

4 20 

42 00 

687 40 
14 00 
47 60 



112 00 
2,564 80 

60 20 
126 00 

22 40 
224 70 
126 00 

252 00 

70 00 

112 00 

119 00 

126 00 



92 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 
on 

Real Estate 



Stewart, Francis J 

Stickel, Frederick A 

Stone, Edith C 

Storrow, Helen O., Heirs under 

the will of 

Stuart, Edward T 

Swanson, Victor 

Swanson, Victor and Ebba S. . . 

Swift, Orlando B 

Swift, Orlando B. and Janice B.. 

Swinconeck, John J 

Taillacq, Heirs of Elsie A. C. 

Tarbell, George G 

Tarbell, George G., et al 

Tasker, Eliza J 

Taylor, Beulah A 

Taylor, Edward S. and Constance 

R 

Taylor, Elmo B 

Tead, Stanley H. and Eleanor K. 
Theissen, Arthur E. and Laura 

Thomas, C. Lloyd 

Thorpe, Margaret M 

Todd, C. Lee 

Todd, Mabel H 

Tracey, Elizabeth C 

Tracey, Joseph R 

Tracey, Joseph R. and Elizabeth 

C 

Tracey, John W. and Gertrude G. 

Trull, Sybil Shaw, Ex 

Tyler, Ethel A. Admx 

Tyler, Watson, Heirs of 

Umbrello, Francis 

Umbrello, Francis and Virginia . 

Vance, Jane K 

Van Leer, Hans L 

Van Leer, Hans L. and Mary K. 

Waible, Wendell J 

Waible, Wendell J. and Florence 

E 

W T alker, A. Bruce 

Walstrom, John E. and Una L. 



$60 
10 

2,865 

5 

50 

500 



10 



500 

500 
500 

500 



2,775 

3,300 
10 



$1 68 
28 

80 22 

14 

1 40 

14 00 



28 



14 00 

14 00 

14 00 

14 00 



77 70 

92 40 

28 



$300 

300 

82,500 
1,500 

1,750 

7,250 
1,600 
4,000 

22,175 
3,500 
5,050 

1,000 

7,000 
14,000 

5,500 
26,900 
20,000 

8,300 



500 
3,150 

200 
2,700 
2,700 

8,600 

15,000 

900 

8,000 



4,500 

250 

6,000 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



93 





Aggregate 




Aggregate 






Value of 


Tax on 


Value of 


Tax 


Name of Taxpayer 


Personal 


Personal 


Real 


on 




Estate 


Estate 


Estate 


Real Estate 


Ward Allan H 


$100 


$2 80 






Ward, Henry DeC. and Janet C. 






$9,750 


$273 00 




500 


14 00 


9,500 

20,000 

3,600 

2,100 


266 00 








560 00 








100 80 








58 80 


Washburn, Mabel L. and Rachel 








w 






3,000 
100 


84 00 


Washburn Rachel W 


2 80 








1,000 
400 


28 00 


Watson, William E. and Claire L. 






11 20 


Webb Rosella 






3,500 
6,600 


98 00 


Wellman, Bertram and Cora B.. 






184 80 


Westcott, Vernon C. and Mary 










Alice 






5,450 


152 60 




2,800 


78 40 








7,000 
4,000 


196 00 


Weston, Georgianna H 






112 00 


Wetherell, Caroline B 






4,000 


112 00 


Wheeler, Elizabeth F. Admx. . . 






8,250 


231 00 


Wheeler, Heirs of Charlotte .... 






7,000 


196 00 


Whitman, Annette Ross 






6,000 


168 00 


Whitney Marion B 






1,500 


42 00 


Whittier, Charles F. and Calkins, 










60 


1 68 


750 


21 00 






Wildes, Leland A. and Irene E. . 






6,000 


168 00 


Wiley, G. Arnold and Helen . . . 






3,500 


98 00 


Wilkins, John H. and Aida S.. . . 


1,500 


42 00 


15,000 


420 00 


Wilkshire, Alice E 






100 


2 80 


Williamson, Elizabeth R 






1,300 


36 40 


Wilson, Clifford N. and Marion, 










Ex 


1,100 

25 


30 80 


11,100 
3,500 
8,500 


310 80 


Wilson John 


98 00 




70 


238 00 


Winchell, Guilbert 


350 


9 80 




Winchell, Guilbert and Evelyn. . 






25,000 


700 00 


Witham, Arthur B 


150 


4 20 






Witham, Arthur B. and Margaret 
















3,200 
7,000 
1,000 


89 60 


Woodbury, Helen S 






196 00 


Woodhull, Deane H. 






28 00 


Woodhull, John H 






1,500 


42 00 







94 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 


Woodland Trust 






$420 
2,000 
3,850 


$11 76 


Worcester, Alice E., et al 

Young, Charlotte Wales 


56 00 
107 80 



96 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



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TOWN OF LINCOLN 



TREASURER'S REPORT, CALENDAR YEAR, 1946 



January 1, Balance 



Receipts 

Anti-Rabies Dog Clinic 

Board of Appeals 

Board of Health 

Building Inspector 

Cemetery Fund 

Cemetery, digging graves and miscellaneous 

City of Cambridge, Taxes 1945 

Collector, Taxes 

Interest and Costs 

Concord Court Fines 

deCordova, from Merchants Nat'l Bank per agreement 

Interest on Savings Bank Deposits 

School Equipment Trust Fund Income 

Highway Department, Local 

Machinery Account 

Interest on Savings Accounts 

Library Fines 



$85,373 01 


51 


50 


36 00 


328 


25 


142 


00 


267 


80 


232 


50 


405 


78 


106,326 


81 


208 52 


5 


00 


12,000 


00 


88 


21 


236 58 


78 50 


654 


40 


908 65 


249 


25 



Massachusetts, Commonwealth of: 

Income Tax $18,105 00 



Corporation Tax 

Highways, Chapter 719 

Highways, Chapter 90 for 1945 
Highways, Snow Removal 

Director of Standards 

Old Age Assistance 

a/c Loss of Taxes 

High School Transportation . . . 

Meals Tax 

Vocational Education 



8,455 76 

4,676 40 

1,075 82 

86 00 

6 00 

8,011 15 

206 03 

4,193 39 

549 94 

310 80 



Miscellaneous, Licenses, etc 

Middlesex County, Dog Tax 

Middlesex County, Highways Chapter 90 for 1945 

Old Age Assistance Recovery 

Old Age Assistance Refunds 

Planning Board 

Schools, Grammar School Fund 

Nurse 

Tuition 



45,676 29 
55 08 

472 88 
1,075 82 

347 00 

636 34 
10 00 
24 41 

400 00 
55 90 



TREASURER'S REPORT 99 



$59 20 


658 40 


85 00 


5,476 47 


186 85 


5,187 50 


$267,999 90 



Tax Rebate 

Town Clerk, Dog Licenses 

Town Hall Rental 

U.S.A. Old Age Assistance 

U.S.A. Old Age Assistance Administration 
Water Department, Bonds & Interest 



Payments 

Selectmen's Orders . $167,549 80 

Massachusetts, Commonwealth of: 

1946 State Tax 3,500 00 

State Parks & Reservations 185 95 

Auditing Municipal Accounts 473 72 

Middlesex County: 

1946 Tax 6,984 86 

Dog Tax 647 00 

Tuberculosis Hospital 1,143 43 

$180,484 76 

December 31, Balance in Banks 87,515 14 



$267,999 90 



GENERAL FUND 

A ssets 

Concord National Bank $19,207 93 

Day Trust Company 3,824 69 

Arlington Five Cents Savings Bank 4,106 01 

Brockton Savings Bank 4,080 53 

Brookline Savings Bank 2,053 00 

Cambridge Savings Bank 4,157 22 

East Bridgewater Savings Bank 4,077 08 

Franklin Savings Bank 4,131 55 

Home Savings Bank 4,121 36 

Institution for Savings in Roxbury 4,080 53 

Lowell Institution for Savings 2,042 79 

Lynn Five Cents Savings Bank 4,087 19 

Newton Savings Bank 4,141 80 

North Avenue Savings Bank 2,052 13 

Waltham Savings Bank 4,155 53 

Whitman Savings Bank 4,107 59 

First National Bank, Boston 1 ,000 00 

$75,426 93 



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Julian deCordova grants, reserved for School equipment 
purposes: 

Warren Institution for Savings $1,618 33 

Boston Five Cents Savings Bank 3,639 32 

Natick Five Cents Savings Bank 1,010 00 

Belmont Savings Bank 3,803 89 

Maiden Savings Bank 2,016 67 

$12,088 21 

$87,515 14 

On Deposit $87,515 14 

Taxes, Interest to be added 7,751 66 

Accounts Receivable: 

Cambridge, City of Taxes 454 47 

Commonwealth of Mass. O.A.A 1,291 08 

U. S. A. Old Age Assistance 1,113 34 

Chapter 90, State & County aid to Highways 5,987 22 



$104,112 91 



Liabilities 

Dog Licenses due County 

Road Machinery Fund 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts and U. S. A. Old Age 

Assistance Recovery 

Reserve, Old Age Assistance 

Reserve, Old Age Assistance Administration 

Reserve, Aid to Dependent Children 

Unexpended Appropriation Balances: 

Assessors' maps $699 89 

Dental Clinic 948 80 

Town Hall Emergency 51 86 

Skating Rink 3,250 00 

Fire Engines 12,500 00 

Wills and Deeds . 250 00 

School House Site 12,000 00 

School House Building Committee 5,000 00 

Heavy Duty Truck 1,187 25 

Equipment 176 00 

Street Lights 150 00 

Chapter 90 Construction 1,683 71 



$16 80 


3,628 


04 


507 


00 


246 


62 


48 49 


185 


42 



37,897 51 



TREASURER'S REPORT 101 

Overlay: Reserve $3,719 35 

Surplus 18,306 41 $22,025 76 

Surplus: deCordova School Equipment Fund 12,088 21 
deCordova School Equipment Trust 

Fund Income 236 58 

Sale of Real Estate Fund 2,500 00 

Other 24,732 48 



39,557 27 



$104,112 91 



Contingent Liabilities: 

$10,000 General Lien \]4% Bonds, 
Pending Litigation. 



FREDERICK B. TAYLOR, 

Treasurer. 



CEMETERY FUND 

Cash Account 

Cash on hand, January 1, 1946 $0 00 

Add: Income received in 1946 67 80 

Proceeds, sale of cemetery lots 700 00 



$767 80 
Deduct: Appropriation by Town from Fund $200 00 

1946 income paid to General Funds 67 80 

Deposited in Middlesex Institution 

for Savings 500 00 767 80 



Cash on hand at December 31, 1946 $0 00 



Savings Bank Deposit at December 31, 1946 
Middlesex Institution for Savings $3,749 24 



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PERPETUAL CARE FUNDS 



Principal 



In Middlesex Inst, for Savings 
Fund: 

Samuel Hartwell $300 00 

Orila J. Flint 300 00 

Annie A. Ray 300 00 

Maria L. Thompson 500 00 

John H. Pierce 500 00 

George F. Harrington . . . 100 00 

Francis Flint 250 00 

William W. Benjamin 500 00 

Abijah G. Jones 300 00 

Ellen F. W T hitney 100 00 

E. H. Rogers 250 00 

Ellen T. Trask . . . .- 200 00 

Thomas Huddleston 200 00 

Joa Pacewicz 400 00 

Mary Susan Rice 87 27 

Julia A. Bemis 300 00 

Donald Gordon 300 00 

Elizabeth G. Chapin .... 300 00 

Sarah F. Browning 200 00 

Agnes S. Brown 300 00 

Lewis W. Woodworth ... 150 00 

Robert B. Chapin 300 00 

Gardner Moore 300 00 

Mary James Scripture . . . 500 00 

Charles F. Farnsworth . . 350 00 

In Suffolk Savings Bank 
Fund: 

J. Waldo Smith 300 00 

Charles Sumner Smith . . 300 00 

Edward R. Farrar 300 00 

Anne D. Pollard 300 00 



Unexpen'd 
Income to 
Jan. 1, '46 


1946 

Income 


Balance 
at Dec. 
31, 1946 


$36 13 


$6 75 


$342 88 


70 17 


7 43 


377 60 


77 02 


7 57 


384 59 


158 42 


12 82 


651 24 


116 19 


12 38 


628 57 


12 03 


2 25 


114 28 


94 99 


6 92 


351 91 


161 27 


13 28 


674 55 


28 09 


6 59 


334 68 


4 11 


2 09 


106 20 


29 84 


5 61 


285 45 


83 18 


5 69 


288 87 


5 91 


4 12 


210 03 


33 04 


8 70 


441 74 


5 34 


1 85 


94 46 


54 55 


7 12 


361 67 


115 99 


8 35 


424 34 


67 97 


7 38 


375 35 


18 92 


4 39 


223 31 


22 50 


6 47 


328 97 


4 20 


3 09 


157 29 


14 13 


6 31 


320 44 


13 57 


6 29 


319 86 


10 05 


10 25 


520 30 




2 33 


352 33 


19 75 


4 81 


324 56 


21 27 


4 83 


326 10 


16 06 


4 76 


320 82 


7 91 


4 63 


312 54 



$8,487 27 $1,282 60 $185 06 $9,954 93 



deCordova and Dana Museum and Park 

Receipts 
Transferred from the deCordova and Dana Museum and 

Park Fund 

From Trustees u/w Julian A. deCordova 



$8,624 16 
6,000 00 



$14,624 16 



TREASURER'S REPORT 



103 



Disbursements 
From Julian A. deCordova Museum and Park Fund trans- 
fers (see detail below) 

From funds received from Trustees u/w Julian A. deCordova 

(see detail below) 

Cash balance on hand, December 31, 1946 



$8,624 16 

327 42 
5,672 58 

$14,624 16 



Detail of Expenditures, 1946 

From Funds 
From deCordova received from 
Museum & Park deCordova Total 

Care of Grounds: Fund transfers Trustees Expenditures 

Caretaker's salary $1,650 00 $150 00 

Work on trees 1,917 52 

Fertilizer, seed, spray, sand, gravel, 

etc 245 54 

Plowing driveways 70 00 

New fertilizer spreader 173 45 

New power lawn mower 99 50 

Rent of roller for lawn 51 00 

Truck expense 36 10 / 



$4,243 11 $150 00 $4,393 11 



Care of Buildings: 
Repairs to cottage . 
Repairs to Museum 

New oil tanks 

Fuel oil 

Electricity 

Water 

Cleaning rugs 

Hardware supplies. . 



Miscellaneous : 

Insurance on buildings 

Telephones 

Post Office box rent 

Measured plans of Museum 

Stationery, postage, office supplies 
Travel expense, Mr. Robinson 

(partial) 

Car expense, caretaker 

Flowers, deCordova funeral 



!587 90 




811 65 


$48 00 




117 17 


825 82 




121 78 




24 24 




182 87 




42 64 





$2,596 90 $165 17 



$309 27 




99 33 


$5 21 


1 75 




65 00 


7 04 


76 08 




30 00 




52 00 




15 00 





2,762 07 



$648 43 $12 25 



660 68 



104 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Inventory Expense : 

100 photographs of Museum and 

Contents as found $450 00 

Mr. Robinson's assistant 328 90 

Stenographer 270 00 

Travel expense, Mr. Robinson 

(partial) 60 24 

Supplies 26 58 



$1,135 72 $1,135 72 



$8,624 16 $327 42 $8,951 58 



WATER DEPARTMENT REPORT 
For the Year Ending December 31, 1946 

Receipts 
1946 
Jan. 1 Balance $24,320 54 

Operating: 

Rates $14,888 23 

Meter 646 23 

15,534 46 

$39,855 00 

Expenses 
Operating: 

Expense $1,223 76 

Power 2,147 09 

Salaries 1,125 00 

Repairs and Renewals 3,996 34 

$8,492 19 

Sundry: 

Transferred to General Account, Interest on 

Bonds $187 50 

Transferred to General Account, for Bonds 

due December 1, 1946 5,000 00 

— 5,187 50 

Dec. 31, Balance on Deposit 26,175 31 

$39,855 00 



TREASURER'S REPORT 105 

CAPITAL ACCOUNT 

Assets 

Construction $231,758 22 

Accounts due 530 03 

Cash] 26,175 31 

$258,463 56 



Liabilities 

Reserve for Town Debt $10,000 00 

Surplus 248,463 56 

$258,463 56 



FREDERICK B. TAYLOR, 

Treasurer. 



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TOWN OF LINCOLN 



AUDITOR'S REPORT FOR 1946 



Following you will find a report of all the money paid out 
by the Town Treasurer on order of the Selectmen of Lincoln. 

I have examined the accounts of the officers entrusted with 
the receipts, custody and expenditure of money and find 
that the reports are correct. 

I have visited the First National Bank of Boston and veri- 
fied all the securities of the Town that are kept in the Safe 
Vault. 

JAMES W. LENNON, 

Auditor. 



School Account 

Payments 
Transportation: 

Doherty's Garage $5,881 91 

Rice's Garage 981 20 

Individuals 939 75 

Thomas J. Dee 811 70 

F. H. McKelvey 92 00 

Corrigan's Taxi 62 80 

Lowell Sun 1 00 



$8,770 36 



Tuition: 

Town of Concord $6,028 75 

Town of Weston 2,748 44 

City of Waltham 231 00 

Felix DePetro 55 92 

Town of Lexington 21 04 

City of Boston 1 80 



9,086 95 



Supplies: 

J. L. Hammett $383 70 

Follett Book Co 287 70 

Rand McNally Co 277 39 

Soconv Vacuum Oil Co 227 19 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 107 



MacMillan Co 

Unique Press 

E. E. Babb & Co 

James W. Brine Co 

Charles Scribners & Son. . 
Houghton Mifflin Co. . . . 
Scott-Foresman & Co. 

L. W. Singer Co 

Bass Company 

Horace Partridge 

World Book Co 

School Executive 

Henry Holt & Co 

Rosella Webb 

Beaudette Co 

William M. Horner 

State Chemical Co 

Harvard Table Tennis Co. 
E. C. Schirmer Music Co. 
Brodhead Garrett Co. . . . 

Row-Peterson Co 

G. A. Gregory Co 

Phillip Paper Co 

Lippincott Co 

West Disinfecting Co. . . . 
Nelson R. Shaugraw 

Garrard Press 

Vanderhoof Hardware. . . . 

Ginn & Company ....... 

De Noyer-Geppert Co. . . 

Paul & Eaton Co 

Iroquois Publishing Co. . 
Visual Education Service 
News Map of the W T eek . 

A. B. Dick Co 

Boston Music Co 

C. C. Birchard Co 

Commonwealth of Mass. 
McKnight & McKnight . 

Gledhill Bros 

Marion N. Ober 

Boston University 



Miscellaneous: 



$188 38 




114 


29 




97 


30 




88 


28 




86 


77 




78 89 




113 


24 




75 


50 




71 


44 




69 


16 




63 


35 




56 43 




52 


79 




50 00 




55 


88 




48 


00 




42 


88 




40 


74 




40 


74 




38 


50 




35 


44 




35 


37 




29 


96 




25 


35 




24 


54 




24 


00 




22 


72 




23 


19 




22 


20 




20 00 




17 


80 




15 


94 




15 


60 




15 


00 




13 


15 




12 


05 




14 


38 




10 92 




10 


00 




31 


20 




15 


85 




10 


00 


$2,094 20 



Teachers' and Janitors' Salaries $26,084 69 

Mass. Teachers' Retirement Fund 857 44 

Warren A. Rice, Amortization on Bus .... 905 01 



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Doherty's Garage, Amortization on Bus 

Maynard Coal Co. 

Town of Lincoln, Nurse's Services 

Boston Edison Co 

Rice's Garage, Insurance on Bus 

Randolf Piper, M. D. Services 

Doherty's Garage, Insurance on Bus, No. 1 

James Lahe}', Repairs 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co 

Martin Coffey & Son, Repairs 

Town of Lincoln, Water Service 

F. H. McKelvey, Traveling Expenses 

Roy & Leonard, Painting Flag-pole 

Audubon Society, Teacher 

Doherty's Garage, Insurance on Bus, No. 2 

F. H. McKelvey, Committee Dinner 

P. J. Keefe, Repairs 

George Cunningham, Mowing Grass 

Mass. Furniture & Piano Movers 

H. B. Smith Co., Repairs 

Mark Sibles, Speaker 

A. R. MacLeod, Repairs 

Mrs. Dana Durand, Graduation Reception . 

Railway Express Co 

F. H. McKelvey, Conference Registration . 

Rice's Garage, Repairs 

Comm. of Mass., Tuning Piano 

M. F. Stankard & Son, Repairs 

Laffin's Express Co 

Silver Burdett Co , 

Wilson Lumber Co 

Harper & Bros 

Concord Music Co 

American Book Co 

John S. Cheever 

Other Small Payments 

Total 

Vocational Account 

Total 

Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation 



$896 12 




635 25 




400 00 




444 53 




264 37 




200 00 




195 64 




164 97 




162 57 




89 41 




89 26 




57 60 




50 00 




50 00 




49 30 




38 20 




125 00 




29 75 




26 16 




25 08 




25 00 




18 37 




13 91 




14 01 




10 50 




10 39 




10 30 




8 00 




6 17 




7 63 




9 68 




6 77 




6 74 




6 72 




7 47 




1,106 53 






$33,108 54 






$53,060 05 




184 12 




$53,244 17 




20 83 




$53,265 00 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 



109 



Highway Department 

Payments 
Payroll for men on highway 

Supplies: 

Utility Oil Co $3,680 79 

Mass. Broken Stone Co 496 50 

E. W. Systrom Co 228 50 

New Eng. Road Mach. Co 216 36 

B. W. Brown Grain Co 274 50 

Dyar Sales & Mach. Co 100 00 

Riverside Paint & Varnish Co 87 34 

Clark-Wilcox 59 00 

B. L. Ogilvie & Sons 35 00 

State Prison 28 85 

Files & O'Keefe Co 24 00 

Richardson's Hardware 52 67 

Commonwealth of Mass 15 50 

Wilson Lumber Co . 10 31 

Doherty's Garage 271 

Conant Mach. & Steel Co 1 08 

Miscellaneous: 

Highland Sand & Gravel Co 735 49 

Lexington Sand & Gravel Co 723 65 

Garden City Gravel Co 267 91 

New Eng. Sand & Gravel Co 176 57 

A. R. MacLeod, Repairs 10 87 

Edmund Giles, Labor on Snow 80 00 

Joseph Cotone, Labor on Snow 286 00 

J. J. Morrissey, Labor on Snow 120 00 

Mary Silva, Labor on Snow 54 00 

Storrow Farm, Labor on Snow 45 00 

Langille Bros., Repairs 102 26 

Doherty's Garage, Rent of Land 50 00 

Traffic & Road Equipment Co., Service . . 80 50 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel Co., Service 54 39 

Sumner Smith, Rent of Barn 780 00 

George Whiting, Blasting Rock 40 00 

Edmund Giles, Rent of Roller & Truck 36 00 

Boston Edison Co., Service 26 77 

L. Cavelier, Repairs on Snow Plow 22 82 

Town of Lincoln, W'ater Service 9 25 

Aubrey Burgess, Repairs 6 75 

Rice's Garage, Repairs 5 39 

Tackney's Express Co 4 67 

B. F. Goodrich Co., Grass Seed 2 39 



$8,968 64 



5,313 11 



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Lincoln Auto Service, Repairs $1 90 

Railway Express Co 1 72 

Waltham News Tribune, Printing 1 50 

Laffin's Express Co 98 

Everett C. Spear, Repairs 35 00 

George G. Whiting, Blasting 400 00 

David Todd, Salary 21 40 

Greenough Bros., Shovel 268 84 

John Moreau, Repairs 10 22 

Total 

Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation $18,635 00 

Special Appropriation 650 00 



$4,462 24 

$18,743 99 
541 01 



$19,285 00 $19,285 00 



Highway Machinery Account 

Payments 
Supplies: 

Socony Vacuum Co $944 91 

B. F. Goodrich Co 135 71 

Doherty's Garage 124 24 

New Eng. Road Mach. Co 57 87 

Files & O'Keefe Co 36 30 

Conant Mach. & Steel Co 5 18 

Clark- Wilcox Co 3 00 

White Motor Co 5 00 

Thomas Coan 2 10 

Miscellaneous: 

Rice's Garage, Repairs $380 77 

Central Welding Co., Repairs 145 50 

Lincoln Auto Service, Repairs 149 25 

Mack Motor Truck Co., Repairs . 85 93 

E. W. Systrom Co., Repairs 43 20 

International Harvester, Repairs 30 53 

Alpurlite-Snow Beacon 78 00 

Town of Lexington, Rent of Broom 24 00 

Edmund Giles, Rent of Roller 19 50 

Clark-Wilcox Co., Repairs 9 00 

The Clapper Co., Repairs 7 50 

Waltham Auto Corp., Repairs 25 08 



$1,314 31 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 111 



Everett C. Spear, Repairs $125 62 

Rice's Garage, Gas & Oil 14 09 

Edward St. Germain's, Repairs 3 75 



$1,141 72 



Total $2,456 03 

Transferred from Reserve Acct $106 03 

Appropriation 2,350 00 



$2,456 03 $2,456 03 



Highway Chapter 90, Construction Department 

Payments 
Salaries for men on highway $1,140 50 

Supplies: 

Berger Metal Culvert Co $467 95 

Commonwealth of Mass 160 00 

Ideal Concrete Block Co 35 61 

663 56 

Miscellaneous: 

Greenough Bros., Rental of Trucks & Shovel $1,979 63 

Greenough Bros., Rental of Bulldozer 343 00 

Greenough Bros., Rental of Trailer 31 50 

Joseph Morrissey, Rental of Truck 224 00 

Edmund Giles, Rental of Truck 201 60 

Town of Lincoln, Rental of Trucks 132 50 

Byron Lunt, Gravel 600 00 

3,512 23 

Total $5,316 29 

Unexpended Balance 1,683 71 

Appropriation $7,000 00 



Highway Chapter 90, Maintenance Department 

Payments 
Salaries of men on highway $414 40 

Supplies: 

Mass. Broken Stone Co $1,369 96 

Utility Oil Co 745 41 

Berger Metal Culvert Co 142 69 

2,258 06 

Miscellaneous: 

Town of Lincoln, Rent of Trucks $121 90 

National Const. Co., Rent of Truck 82 15 

National Const. Co., Rent of Roller 55 65 



112 



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Town of Stow, Rent of Grader 


$54 40 




Town of Stow, Rent of Truck 


11 25 




New Eng. Sand & Gravel Co 


1 20 








$326 55 






Total 

Unexpended Balance 




$2,999 01 
99 








Appropriation 




$3,000 00 



Library Account 

Payments 
Supplies: 

Old Corner Book Store $371 36 

Rosella Webb 74 50 

Personal Book Shop 47 61 

Concord Book Shop 35 63 

Remington Rand Co 28 69 

Book of the Month Club 24 00 

H. W. Wilson Co 1813 

Doubleday-Doran & Co 12 80 

Edith Farrar 10 00 

Consumer's Research 3 00 

American Library Association 3 00 

American Corp 2 95 

Richardson's Hardware 2 85 

New England Homestead 2 00 

Miscellaneous: 

Edith B. Farrar, Salary $1,185 96 

Maynard Coal Co 273 31 

L. A. Wells Library Bindery, Repairs 88 03 

Boston Edison Co., Service 48 49 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co., Service 26 75 

Daniels Printing Co 16 67 

Town of Lincoln, Rent of Roller 14 00 

Journal Press, Printing 8 75 

Lincoln Water Comm., Water 8 50 

Eugene Mollery, Labor on Roller 6 30 

Christian Science Pub. Co. Sub 2 60 

The Clapper Co., Sharpening Mower 2 00 

Total 

Appropriation $1,845 00 

Dog Tax 472 88 



$636 52 



1,681 36 



$2,317 88 



$1,317 



$2,317 88 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 



113 



John H. Pierce Fund 

Payments 



Payments 



$2,132 76 



Board of Health 

Payments 
Labor and Supplies: 

Tracey's Service Station $106 70 

B. F. Goodrich Co 32 28 

Lederle Laboratories 16 20 

Salaries: 

Marion Ober, Nurse $1,936 00 

Dorothy Bates, Nurse 150 00 

Miscellaneous: 

Rice's Garage, Repairs on Car $180 65 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co 48 91 

Alden H. Russell, D.V.M 20 00 

Robert Morris, Photographs 16 00 

William Bowles, Snow Work 14 50 

Waltham News Tribune, Printing 15 75 

Marion Ober, Transportation 28 84 

Grenier Print Shop, Printing 7 00 

S. R. Wrightington, Services 25 00 

Total 

Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation 

Tree and Moth Department 

Labor: Payments 

John Gilbert ' $903 05 

Lawrence Hallett 823 30 

John Cooke 225 05 

Timothy Crowley 152 80 

Joseph Gilbert 67 55 

Stanley Martin 4 90 

Supplies: 

Farm Bureau $436 88 

Rice's Garage 15 80 

Tracey's Service Station 1212 

Frost Insecticide Co 3 55 

Elmer A. Rollins 1 77 



$155 18 



2,086 00 



356 65 



$2,597 83 
357 17 

$2,955 00 



$2,176 65 



470 12 



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Miscellaneous: 

Rice's Garage, Repairs 

Fitzhenry-Guptill Co., Repairs 
John Morean, Sharpening Saws 
Carl Johnson, Sharpening Saws 
John J. Kelliher, Sprayer 

Total 

Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation 



$107 50 




29 96 




6 75 




4 75 




200 00 






$348 96 






$2,995 73 




409 27 



$3,405 00 



Police Department 

Payments 
Supplies: 

Tracey's Service Station $350 78 

M. Linsky & Bros., Uniforms 109 75 

Browning Laboratories 30 00 

Richardson's Hardware 13 14 

West End Chevrolet 3 00 

Miscellaneous: 

John J. Kelliher, Services $2,285 00 

Edward Cunningham, Services 1,412 55 

Ralph F. Anderson. Services 106 55 

John Cook, Special Police 9 00 

Frank Gordon, Special Police 9 00 

John Gilbert, Special Police 9 00 

Lawrence Hallet, Special Police 5 00 

Daniel Ryan, Special Police 5 00 

Chester Wood, Special Police 5 00 

J. A. Heyliger, Services . 40 90 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co., Services 36 43 

Rice's Garage, Repairs on Car 32 25 

William Bowles, Labor on Snow 11 00 

Journal Press, Printing 8 85 

Gilmour Rothery & Co., Officer's Bond 5 00 

West End Chevrolet, Bal. on Car 507 12 

Valpey Crystal Corp., Repairs 3 00 

Isaac Langille, Services 13 00 

Total 

Unexpended Balance , 

Appropriation 



$506 67 



4,503 65 



$5,010 32 
824 68 

$5,835 00 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 



115 



Street Lights 

Payments 



Boston Edison Co.: January. . 
February . 
March . . , 

April 

May 

June 

July 

August . . . 
September 
October . . 
November . 
December 



Total 

Unexpended Balance 
Appropriation 



$383 74 
362 08 
352 50 
338 14 
330 15 
313 25 
300 79 
330 66 
332 66 
361 97 
392 98 
390 18 



$4,189 10 

10 90 

$4,200 00 



Inspector of Animals 

Payments 



Daniel E. Sherman 
Appropriation .... 



$100 00 



$100 00 



Auditor 

Payments 



James W. Lennon 
Appropriation . . . 



$150 00 



$150 00 



Fire Department Account 

Payments 
Supplies: 

U. S. Fighting Equipment 

American La France Corp 

C. F. Fitts 

H. S. Home & Co 

Richardson's Hardware 



$457 51 


23 


53 


13 


20 


1? 


33 


2 


08 



$508 65 



116 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Miscellaneous: 

Doherty's Garage, Storage and Service .... $718 64 

Tracey's Station, Storage and Service 227 04 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co 74 66 

Boston Edison Co 37 06 

Garden City Printing Co 44 75 

C. Carlson Co., Repairs 18 00 

Labor of Firemen 1,365 70 

Rice's Garage, Repairs 2 00 

Charles K. Fitts, Repairs 12 00 

Lincoln Auto Service 2 92 

Boston Nickel Plating Co., Repairs 15 00 

Walter Porter, Labor . : 2 50 

William Doherty, Fire Engineer 25 00 

Joseph Tracey, Fire Engineer 25 00 

Frank Gordon, Fire Engineer 25 00 

Walter Porter, Fire Engineer 25 00 

Edmund Giles, Fire Engineer 25 00 

Chester Wood, Fire Engineer 24 44 

Total 

Transferred from Reserve $518 36 

Appropriation 2,660 00 



$2,669 71 



$3,178 36 



$3,178 36 $3,178 36 



Water Account 

Payments 
Salaries: 

John J. Kelliher 

William H. Davis 

Sumner Smith 

Thomas J. Rounder 

Labor: 

John Gilbert 

Lawrence Hallet 

Joseph Gilbert 

Timothy Crowley 

Raymond Mahar 

Edgar Browning 



$475 00 


400 


00 


75 


00 


75 00 


$966 55 


621 


00 


28 


70 


21 


60 


15 


30 


12 


60 



$1,025 00 



1,665 75 



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117 



Supplies: 

R. C. Sullivan $234 58 

Red Hed Mfg. Co 168 61 

The Leadite Co 128 84 

Builders, Providence 126 72 

Lee Hydraulic Co 123 20 

Renseelaer Valve Co 486 70 

Tracey's Service Station 104 48 

Spaulding-Moss Co 51 56 

Richardson's Hardware 19 00 

Mass. Broken Stone Co 18 65 

Manning W. MacRae 17 02 

The Kennedy Valve Mfg. Co 925 35 

Thomas Groom & Co 4 70 

Photoswitch, Inc 3 41 

Benjamin W. Pike 3 00 

Rosella Webb 1 10 

John J. Kelliher 2 00 

Miscellaneous: 

Town of Lincoln, Payment of Bonds $5,000 00 

Boston Edison Co., Service 2,147 09 

Coffin & Richardson, Services 500 00 

Otto Hagmann, Compiling Maps 160 00 

Rice's Oil Co., Fuel Oil 144 43 

Town of Concord, Examination of Pond . . . 135 87 

Henry Davis, Taking Census 100 00 

Town of Lincoln, Interest on Bonds 187 50 

Manning W. MacRae, Repairs 26 85 

Rice's Garage, Repairs 26 15 

Thomas Gormley, Installing Burner 23 95 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co., Service 32 34 

Central Welding Co., Repairs 11 00 

Tackney's Express Co 9 21 

Aubrey Burgess, Repairs 7 50 

The Clapper Co., Repairs 4 00 

Boson & Maine R. R., Freight 3 50 

Laffin's Express Co 2 00 

Barry Printing Co 11 00 

Town of Concord, Copper Sulphate 37 63 

Total 

Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation 



$2,418 92 



$8,570 02 
$13,679 69 



1,255 31 



$24,935 00 



118 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Town Hall Account 

Payments 
Supplies: 

Richardson's Hardware $128 55 

Tru-Lite Mfg. Co " . 61 94 

Vanderhoof Hardware 23 77 

H. Bigelow Hills 14 00 

E. J. Davis & Sons 13 75 

American Fire Equipment Co 8 80 

Gilchrist Co 5 88 

Wards Stationers 4 50 

Waltham Paper Products 4 50 

Elizabeth Causer 3 18 

New Eng. Advertising Co 212 

Elmer A. Rollins 1 97 

Miscellaneous: 

Orrin C. Wood, Janitor $1,832 35 

Patrick J. Lennon, Janitor 315 00 

Douglass & Co., Repairs on Roof 397 60 

James T. Ryan, Painting 350 00 

Rice's Oil Co., Fuel 235 47 

Lawrence Hallet, Janitor 175 00 

Boston Edison Co., Service 178 41 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co., Service 116 85 

Joseph Cifre Inc., Flameproofing 61 20 

Town of Lincoln, Water 42 50 

John J. Hogan, Public Address System. .... 40 00 

> Boston Consolidated Gas Co., Service 22 59 

Everett Hanson, Sawing W T ood 15 00 

Town of Lexington, Rent of Roller 14 00 

A. R. MacLeod, Repairs 13 03 

Fischer Lawn Mower Service, Repairs 8 00 

Comm. of Mass., Care of Piano 7 50 

Rice's Garage, Repairs on Mower 7 25 

Eugene E. Moley, Repairs 6 30 

Timothy Crowley, Labor 5 40 

The Clapper Co., Repairs 3 75 

Langille Bros., Repairs 2 50 

Elmer A. Rollins, P. O. Box Rent 90 

James E. Lahey, Repairs 7 50 

Total 

Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation 



$272 96 



3,858 10 



$4,131 06 
148 94 

$4,280 00 



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119 



Selectmen's Account 

Payments 
Salaries: 

Elizabeth Causer $1,463 92 

Sumner Smith 200 00 

A. A. Schaal 200 00 

H. Bigelow Hills 200 00 

Supplies: 

Hobbs & Warren $26 10 

H. S. Home & Co 26 16 

Rosella Webb 36 00 

Com. of Public Safety 70 

Miscellaneous: 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co $41 02 

Waltham Tribune 30 00 

Garden City Printing Co 152 05 

Elizabeth Brennan, Photostatic Copies .... 54 50 

Middlesex Co., Selectmen's Asso. Dues 9 00 

Elizabeth Snelling, Typing 3 40 

Edmund Giles, Perm. Town Line 5 00 

H. Bigelow Hills, Perm. Town Line 5 00 

Total 

Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation 



$2,063 92 



88 96 



299 97 



$2,452 85 
111 15 

$2,564 00 



Cemetery Account 

Payments 
Labor: 

George E. Cunningham 

Jess Hoyt 

Edward Murphy 

James Cunningham 

Supplies: 

Thorp & Martin Co 

Joseph Breck & Sons 

B. L. Ogilvie & Sons 

B. L. Makepeace, Photostat Positives 

Domenic Lombardo, Loam 

Fischer Lawn Mower, Service 



$592 


01 


172 


20 


42 


00 


53 


20 


$72 60 


7 


88 


6 


70 


3 


36 


54 


00 


4 


00 



$859 41 



120 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Town of Lincoln, Water 

George E. Cunningham, Supervisor 


$17 00 
100 00 


$265 54 






Total , 

Unexpended Balance 




$1,124 95 
645 05 






Appropriation 




$1,770 00 



Summer Playground and Ball Field Account 

Payments 

James Dudley, Instructor $350 00 

David Todd, Instructor 240 96 

Gwendolin Gale, Instructor 135 00 

Supplies: 

Horace Partridge $114 10 

Tennis and Squash Club 107 59 

James F. Brine 47 34 

David Todd 3 47 

Rice's Garage 3 38 

Miscellaneous: 

The Clapper Co., Repairs on Mower $42 96 

Eugene E. Mollery, Repairs on Roller 16 20 

Town of Lexington, Rent of Roller 36 00 

Norman D. Copeland, Mowing Field 25 00 

Lincoln Auto Service, Repairs 8 00 



$725 96 



275 88 



128 16 



Total $1,130 00 

Transferred from Reserve $50 00 

Appropriation 1 ,080 00 



$1,130 00 $1,130 00 

Old Age Assistance Administration 

Expenses $152 40 

Insurance Account 

Payments 

Payments $2,355 19 

Transferred from Reserve Account $5 19 

Special Town Meeting 350 00 

Appropriation 2,000 00 



$2,355 19 $2,355 19 



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121 



Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 

Mabelle A. Rogers $33 

John Rogers 34 

Mabelle A. Rogers 34 

Cyrus W. Murphy 119 

D. Everett Sherman 1 54 

Total $3 74 

Committee on Needs of Schools 

Payments 

Raymond Concrete Pile Co $244 52 

Arthur and Sidney Shurcliff, Services 57 00 

J. Nichols, Services 30 26 

Total $331 78 

Unexpended Balance 68 22 

Appropriation $400 00 

Election and Registration Account 

Payments 

Henry J. Davis, Listing of Voters $150 00 

Helena Dee, Checker and Teller 27 00 

William Causer, Checker and Teller 27 00 

Manley Boyce, Teller « 21 00 

Joseph Frazier, Teller 21 00 

Bertha Bowles, Teller 21 00 

D. Everett Sherman, Checker 18 00 

Howard Snelling, Teller 6 00 

Alice Boyce, Checker 3 00 

Garden City Printing Co 142 00 

Dickie-Raymond, Printing 22 56 

A. J. Dougherty, Registrar 50 00 

Manley Boyce, Registrar 50 00 

Henry J. Davis, Registrar 50 00 

William H. Davis, Registrar 50 00 

Total $658 56 

Unexpended Balance 1 44 

Appropriation $660 00 

Planning Board 

Payments 

Arthur and Sidney Shurcliff, Services $1,826 30 

Garden City Printing Co 161 20 

Laurence B. Anderson, Printing Maps 4 50 



122 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Concord Journal, Printing $3 50 

Spaulding Moss Co., Blue Prints 22 57 

Mass. Federation of Planning Board, Dues 10 00 

Elizabeth J. Snelling, Stenographic Work 8 00 

Hayward Peirce, Supplies 1 75 

Everett M. Brooks, Surveying 128 00 



Total $2,165 82 

Unexpended Balance 34 18 



Appropriation $2,200 00 

Building Inspector Account 

Payments 

Garden City Printing Co $16 50 

Cyrus W T . Murphy, Services 115 00 

Total $131 50 

Transferred from Reserve $16 50 

Appropriation 1 15 00 

$131 50 $131 50 

Building Inspector Account 

Cyrus W. Murphy, 1944-1945 $123 66 

Appropriation '. $123 66 

Doherty's Garage Account 

Doherty's Garage, Rent of Land, 1945 $37 53 

Appropriation $37 53 

Mosquito Control 

State Reclamation Board $1 ,000 00 

Expenses $1 ,000 00 

Memorial Day, Committee 

Lincoln Garden Clubs, Wreaths $20 00 

Garden City Printing Co., Printing 19 25 

John Todd, Flags 19 19 

Dickie Raymond, Printing 10 97 

Ruth W T estman, Music 5 00 

Total $74 41 

Unexpended Balance 59 

Appropriation $75 00 $75 00 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 123 

Interest on Bonds 

Payments 

First National Bank, Interest $187 50 

Unexpended Balance 12 50 

Appropriation $200 00 $200 00 



Water Department Bonds 

Payments 
First National Bank, Bonds Due $5,000 00 



Appropriation $5,000 00 



Town Reports 

Payments 

Garden City Printing Co $630 35 

Unexpended Balance 19 65 



Appropriation . $650 00 



Public Town Dump 

Payments 

Maria Murray, Rent of Land $66 67 

John Cooke, Rent of Land 133 33 

Total , $200 00 

Appropriation $200 00 

Vocational Account 

Payments 
Tuition: 

City of Waltham $120 72 

Norfolk Co. Agr. School 32 00 

Newton Evening Trade School 6 40 

$159 12 

Transportation: 

Albert Brooks $1 1 40 

Edgar Browning 13 60 

25 00 

Total $184 12 



124 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Public Welfare Account 

Payments 
Expenses $263 25 

Soldiers' Benefits Account 

Payments 

Expenses $844 25 

Unexpended Balance 155 75 



Appropriation . . $1,000 00 

Old Age Assistance 

Expenses $11,753 38 

Unexpended Balance : $246 62 

Appropriation $12,000 00 

Old Age Assistance, Federal Grants 

Expenses $5,445 25 

Refunds 

Christopher M. Ireland, Poll Tax $2 00 



Highway Machinery Account 

Payments 

The Clapper Co., Power Mower $894 00 

E. W. Systrom Co., Grader 6,000 00 

White Motor Co., Truck 4,912 75 

F. K. Johnson, Small Truck $974 00 \ g74 0Q 

Refund $100 00 / 

Heil Equipment Co., Changing Body 213 90 

S. Moore & Son, Painting Truck 135 00 

White Motor Co., Shorting Wheel Base 100 00 

Total $13,129 65 

Unexpended Balance 176 00 

Transfer from Reserve 361 65 

$94 00 

White Motor Co., Heavy Truck $6,312 75 

Unexpended Balance 1,187 25 

Appropriation $7,500 00 $7,500 00 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 125 

Capital Improvement Committee 

Payment 
Arthur and Sidney Shurcliff, Services $500 00 



Appropriation $500 00 

Town Clerk Account 

Payments 

William H. Davis, Salary $300 00 

William H. Davis, Expenses 11 86 

Berry Printing Co 13 00 

Robinson Seal Co., Supplies 5 22 

Robinson Seal Co., Binding Town Reports 6 86 



Total $336 94 

Unexpended Balance 3 06 

Appropriation $340 00 

Dental Clinic 

Payments 

Arthur B. Cherry, Supplies $51 20 

Appropriation ' $1,000 00 

Balance 948 80 



Town Collector's Account 

William H. Davis, Salary $1,568 20 

William H. Davis, Expenses 86 50 

Total $1,654 70 

Unexpended Balance 30 

Appropriation $1,655 00 



New Highway Machinery Account 

E. W. Systrom Co., Grader $6,000 00 

White Motor Truck Co., Truck 4,912 75 

F. K. Johnson, Pick Up Truck $974 00 \ R7 00 

Refund of $100 00 / 

Total $11,786 75 

Unexpended Balance 1,063 25 

Appropriation $12,850 00 



126 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



$455 65 


518 36 


50 00 


16 50 


5 19 


106 03 



Reserve Account 

Payments 
Transferred to Highway Machinery Account. . 
Transferred to Fire Department Account 

Transferred to Playground Account 

Transferred to Building Inspector Account . . . 

Transferred to Insurance Account 

Transferred to Machinery Account 



$1,151 73 
Assessors' Account 

Payments 
Salaries: 

Philip Snelling $200 00 

D. Everett Sherman 175 00 

Cyrus W. Murphy 175 00 

$550 00 

Philip Snelling, Special Work 228 00 

Otto Hagmann, Special Work 144 00 

Paul Jones, Special Work 23 50 

$945 50 
Supplies: 

Underwood Corp., Typewriter $154 42 

Andrew Johnson Co 56 79 

Robinson Seal Co 54 71 

A. T. Ball Co 3 50 

269 42 

Miscellaneous: 

Middlesex Registry of Deeds $38 05 

Spaulding Moss Co., Blueprints 14 63 

Rowland H. Barnes, Blueprints 2 00 

Elizabeth Snelling, Typing 17 00 

L. Frank Perkins, Rental 9 50 

The Lenfest Press, Printing 10 50 

Stoneham Independent, Printing 1 00 

Hobbs & Warren, Inc., Supplies 5 84 

Philip Snelling, Expenses 30 00 

Makepeace Inc 20 00 

Assoc, of Mass. Assessors' Dues 6 00 

154 52 

Total $1,369 44 

Unexpended Balance 258 40 

Appropriation $776 00 

Special Appropriation $826 00 



$1,602 00 $1,602 00 



AUDITORS REFORT 



127 



Town Treasurer's Account 

Payments 
Salary: 

Frederick Taylor, Treasurer $200 00 

Elizabeth Causer, Asst. Treasurer 200 00 

$400 00 

Supplies: 

Rosella Webb, Stamps . $29 00 

Elizabeth Causer, Stamps 4 00 

Concord National Bank, Checks 55 00 

Thomas Groom & Co 10 20 

Frederick Taylor , . 3 50 

101 70 

Miscellaneous: 

First National Bank, Safe Rental $15 00 

Mass. Collector's and Treas. Assoc, Dues ... 2 00 

17 00 

Total '. .. $518 70 

Balance 1 30 

Appropriation ' ' $520 00 

Counsel Account 

S. R. Wrightington, Services $20 00 

Unexpended Balance 180 00 

Appropriation $200 00 

Finance Committee 

Payments 

H. S. Home & Co., Supplies $6 95 

Town Finance Committee Assoc, Dues 10 00 

Total $16 95 

Unexpended Balance 13 05 

Appropriation $30 00 

Recapitulation 

Payments 

School Account $53,060 05 

Highway Account 18,743 99 

Highway Machinery Account 2,456 03 

Highway Chapter 90 Construction 5,316 29 

Highway Chapter 90 Maintenance 2 999 01 



128 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Library Account $2,317 88 

Board of Health Account 2,597 83 

Tree and Moth Account 2,995 73 

Police Department Account 5,010 32 

Street Lights Account 4,189 10 

Fire Department Account 3,178 36 

Town Hall Account 4,131 06 

Selectmen's Account 2,452 85 

Treasurer's Account 518 70 

Assessors' Account 1,369 44 

Town Clerk's Account 336 94 

Interest on Bonds 187 50 

Water Department Bonds 5,000 00 

Cemetery 1,124 95 

Playground 1,130 00 

Insurance 2,355 19 

Election and Registration 658 56 

Planning Board 2,165 82 

Building Inspector 131 50 

Mosquito Control 1,000 00 

Memorial Day 74 41 

Doherty's Garage 37 53 

Building Inspector (1945) 123 66 

Town Reports 630 35 

Public Town Dump 200 00 

Vocational 184 12 

Public Welfare 263 25 

Soldiers* Benefit 844 25 

Old Age Assistance 11 ,753 38 

Old Age Federal Grants ; 5,445 25 

Auditor 150 00 

Special Highway Machinery 13,129 65 

White Motor Co., Heavy Truck 6,312 75 

Capital Improvement 500 00 

Dental Clinic 51 20 

Counsel 20 00 

Finance 16 95 

Town Collector 1,654 70 

Inspector of Animals 100 00 

Old Age Assistance Administration 152 40 

Committees on Needs of Schools 331 78 

Tax Refunds 5 74 

Transfer from General to Cemetery Account 141 33 

Total $167,549 80 

Water Department $13,679 69 



REPORT OF STATE AUDITOR 129 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 
Division of Accounts 



April 23, 1946. 
To the Board of Selectmen, 
Mr. Sumner Smith, Chairman, 
Lincoln, Massachusetts. 

Gentlemen: 

I submit herewith my report of an audit of the books and 
accounts of the town of Lincoln for the year ending December 
31, 1945, made in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 
44, General Laws. This is in the form of a report made to me 
by Mr. Herman B. Dine, Assistant Director of Accounts. 

Very truly yours, 

THEODORE N. WADDELL, 

"Director of Accounts. 
TNWrCFB 



Mr. Theodore N. Waddell 

Director of Accounts 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 

State House, Boston 

Sir: 

As directed by you, I have made an audit of the books and 
accounts of the town of Lincoln for the year ending December 
31, 1945, and report thereon as follows: 

The financial transactions, as recorded on the books of the 
several departments receiving or disbursing money for the 
town, were examined and checked for the period of the audit. 

The records of appropriations and expenditures therefrom, 
as kept by the selectmen, were analyzed and checked with the 
town clerk's records of financial votes passed by the town 
meetings and with the finance committee's authorizations of 
transfers from the reserve fund. 



130 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Ledger accounts were compiled, and a balance sheet showing 
the financial condition of the town on December 31, 1945, was 
prepared and is appended to this report. The town is in very 
good financial condition as indicated by the balance sheet. 

The books and accounts of the town treasurer were examined 
and checked in detail. The recorded receipts were analyzed 
and compared with the records in the several departments in 
which charges originated or in which money was collected for 
the town, and with other sources from which money was paid 
into the town treasury. The payments were checked with the 
selectmen's orders authorizing the disbursement of town funds. 

The cash book was footed, and the cash balance on January 
24, 1946, was verified by reconciliation of the bank balances 
with statements furnished by the banks of deposit and by 
examination of savings bank books. 

The records of tax titles held by the town were examined and 
listed, and the amounts added to the tax title account were 
compared with the collector's records. The recorded redemp- 
tions were checked with the receipts as shown on thetreasurer's 
cash book. 

The savings bank books and securities, representing the 
investment of the several trust and investment funds in the 
custody of the town treasurer and the trust fund commis- 
sioners, were examined and listed. The income and disburse- 
ments were checked and proved, and the cash on hand was 
verified. 

The books and accounts of the tax collector w T ere examined 
and checked. The tax and water accounts outstanding at the 
time of the previous audit as well as all subsequent commit- 
ments were audited and compared with the assessors' warrants 
for their collection. The cash books were analyzed, the re- 
corded collections were checked with the payments to the 
treasurer as shown by the treasurer's cash book, and the cash 
balance on January 24, 1946, was verified by actual count of 
cash in the office. 

The recorded abatements were compared with the assessors' 
and departmental records of abatements granted, the taxes 
transferred to the tax title account were verified, and the out- 
standing accounts were listed and proved. 

Verification of the outstanding tax and water accounts was 
made by mailing notices to a number of persons whose names 



REPORT OF STATE AUDITOR 131 

appeared on the books as owing money to the town, the replies 
received thereto indicating that the accounts, as listed, are 
correct. 

The town clerk's records of sporting and dog licenses issued 
were examined, the payments to the State being verified by 
comparison with the receipts on file and the payments to the 
treasurer being compared with the treasurer's cash book. 

The surety bonds of the town officials required by law to 
furnish them were examined and found to be in proper form. 

The records of licenses and permits issued by the selectmen, 
as well as the records of all other departments collecting money 
for the town, were checked and the payments to the treasurer 
were verified. 

In addition to the balance sheet referred to, there are ap- 
pended to this report tables showing a reconciliation of the cash 
in the hands of the town treasurer, summaries of the tax, tax 
title, departmental, and water accounts, as well as tables show- 
ing trust and investment fund transactions. 

For the cooperation extended by the various town officials 
during the progress of the audit, I wish, on behalf of my asist- 
ants and for myself, to express appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HERMAN B. DINE, 

Assistant Director of Accounts. 
HBD.CFB 



132 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Balance Sheet — December 31, 1945 



GENERAL ACCOUNTS 

Assets 

Cash: 

- General $85,231 68 

Water 24,320 54 

Library 141 33 

— $109,693 55 

Accounts Receivable: 
Taxes : 

Lew of 1941: 

Real Estate $13 20 

Levy of 1942: 

Real Estate 6 25 

Lew of 1943: 

Real Estate 6 00 

Lew of 1944: 

Personal Property $233 52 

Real Estate 1,674 99 

1,908 51 

Levy of 1945: 

Personal Property $344 84 

Real Estate 3,030 13 

3,374 97 

5,308 93 

Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes: 

Levy of 1943 $10 90 

Levy of 1945 116 73 

127 63 

Departmental: 

Highway 6 50 

Water Department: 

Water Rates 1945 475 64 

State and County Aid to Highways: 

State $1,075 82 

County 1,075 82 

2,151 64 
Underestimate — County Tax 16 31 

Due from Cemetery Investment Fund 25 00 

$117,805 20 



REPORT OF STATE AUDITOR 



133 



Liabilities and Reserves 

Dog Licenses — ■ Due County 

Julian DeCordova Gifts 

Road Machinery Fund 

Sale of Real Estate Fund 

Old Age Assistance Recovery 



$5 40 

16,000 00 

6,229 64 

2,500 00 

160 00 



Federal Grants: 

Old Age Assistance: 

Assistance $235 03 

Administration 15 23 



Aid to Dependent Children: 

Aid $115 31 

Administration 6 62 



$250 26 



121 93 



Library Trust Fund Income 

Water Department Available Surplus 



372 19 

141 33 

24,320 54 



Overestimate : 

State Assessments 



28 82 



Unexpended Appropriation Balances: 

Highway Truck $2,244 00 

Highway Pick-up Truck 600 00 

W. P. A. Supplies 1,000 00 

T. T. Giles Investigation 250 00 



Reserve Fund — Overlay Surplus 



Overlays Reserved for Abatement of Taxes: 
Levy of 1941 



Levy of 1942 
Levy of 1943 
Levy of 1944 
Levy of 1945 



Revenue Reserved Until Collected: 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax 

Departmental 

Water 

State and County Aid to Highways. 



Surplus Revenue 





4,094 
16,202 


00 
31 


$13 20 






6 25 






6 00 






1,908 51 






3,004 54 








4,938 


50 




$127 63 






6 50 






475 64 






2,151 64 








2,761 


41 






40,051 


06 




$117,805 20 



134 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

DEBT ACCOUNTS 

Net Funded Debt $15,000 00 

Water Mains Loan 1938 $15,000 00 



TRUST AND INVESTMENT ACCOUNTS 

Trust and Investment Funds: 
Cash and Securities: 

In Custody of Town Treasurer $101,502 78 

In Custody of Commissioners 151,472 32 



John H. Pierce Hospital and Park Fund $34,858 63 

Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds 9,419 87 

Cemetery Investment Fund 3,249 24 

Post-War Rehabilitation Fund 53,975 04 



Bemis Lecture Fund . $32,535 71 

Julian DeCordova Fund 19,741 68 

Donald Gordon Recreation Fund 5,614 08 

Grammar School Fund 1,217 52 

Abbie J. Stearns Silent Poor Fund 2,677 86 

Charles S. Smith High School Fund 79,922 52 

Julia Bemis Library Fund 684 05 

Codman Library Fund 677 59 

John H. Pierce Library Fund 1,114 57 

George Russell Library Fund 415 74 

Abbie J. Stearns Library Fund 1,930 00 

George C. Tarbell Library Fund 3,138 38 

Hattie Hoar Howard Library Fund 100 00 

David W. Mann Library Fund 146 00 

Hugh Anthony Gaskill Fund 158 89 

Abbie J. Stearns Special Library Fund 1,367 44 

Undistributed Income 30 29 



$252,975 10 



$101,502 78 



151,472 32 



$252,975 10 



COMMISSIONERS OF TRUST FUNDS 



135 



REPORT OF COMMISSIONERS OF TRUST FUNDS 



Bemis Lecture Fund 

Cash Account 

Cash on hand, January 1, 1946 

Add: Income received in 1946: 

U. S. A. bond interest $551 15 

Other bond interest 337 50 

Savings bank interest 17 28 



Deduct: Lectures and entertainments: 

Henry L. Scott, January 25 $350 00 

Instrumental Quartette and Louise 

Scarabino, April 12 160 00 



William Lydgate, November 1 . 
Martin K. Bovey, November 29 



Expenses: 

D-R Mailing Service, notices 

Safe deposit box rent 

Janitor services 

Corrigan's taxi 



150 00 
100 00 



$57 97 
5 00 

5 62 

6 00 



Deposited in savings bank. 



$760 00 



74 59 
172 08 



$914 59 



905 93 



$1,820 52 



Cash balance at December 31, 1946 



1,006 67 



$813 85 



Cash and Securities at December 31, 1946 

Cash on hand 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 

$3,000 Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe General 4's 1995 

3,000 Louisville & Nashville, A. K. & C. Division 4's 1955 
3,000 New England Power Co. 3^'s 1961 

11,000 U. S. A. Series "G" Savings bonds due Sept. 1, 1956 
3,000 U. S. A. Series "G" Savings bonds due April 1, 1957 
4,800 U. S. A. Series "G" Savings bonds due May 1, 1957 
3,000 U. S. Treasury 2^'s due 1972-1967 



Unexpended Income 
Principal 



$813 85 
993 20 
3,000 00 
3,000 00 
3,000 00 
11,000 00 
3,000 00 
4,800 00 
3,000 00 

$32,607 05 

S813 85 
31,793 20 



$32,607 05 



136 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Julian A. deCordova Museum and Park Fund 

Cash A ccount 

Cash balance at January 1, 1946 $461 68 

Add: Income received in 1946: 

U.S.A. bond interest $46 95 

Other bond interest 23 72 

70 67 

Proceeds, sale of securities 12,090 10 

$12,622 45 

Deduct: Transferred to deCordova and Dana 
Museum and Park Account, for 
expenditures on Museum and 
grounds (see Treasurer's Report) 8,624 16 

Cash balance at December 31, 1946 $3,998 29 

Cash and Securities at December 31, 1946 

Cash on deposit $3,998 29 

$10,000 U. S. A. Series "F" bonds due May 1, 1957, at cost 7,400 00 

$11,398 29 



deCordova School Equipment Fund 

Cash Account 
Received from Merchants National Bank, 
Boston, per agreement between Town of 
Lincoln and Julian A. deCordova $25,000 00 

Add: Income received in 1946: 

U. S. A. bond interest, income portion $267 47 

Savings bank interest 6 15 

Dividends received . . . '. 25 00 298 62 

Portion of bond interest credited to Prin- 
cipal to amortize bond premiums 618 

$25,304 80 

Deduct: Accrued interest paid at purchase of 

bonds $59 79 

Supplies . . . 2 25 

Paid to Town of Lincoln, General 

Funds, net income for 1946 236 58 



COMMISSIONERS OF TRUST FUNDS 137 

Cost of U. S. A. bonds purchased ... $16,164 44 
Cost of First National Bank of Boston 

stock purchased 1,457 15 

Deposited in savings banks 7,378 41 $25,298 62 

Cash balance at December 31, 1946 $6 18 



Cash and Securities at December 31, 1946 

Cash on hand $6 18 

Savings bank deposits: 

Cambridge Savings Bank 3,689 21 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 3,689 20 

$10,000 U. S. A. Series "G" 2^'s due April 1, 1958, at par. . 10,000 00 

3,000 U. S. Treasury 2M's due 1962-59 3,065 36 

3,000 U. S. Treasury 23^'s due 1972-1967 3,092 90 

25 shares First National Bank of Boston stock, at cost .... 1,457 15 

$25,000 00 



Donald Gordon Recreation Fund 

Cash Account 



Add: Income received in 1946: 

U. S. A. bond interest $75 CO 

Savings bank interest 51 03 


126 03 


Deduct: Savings bank interest, allowed to accumulate 


$201 03 
51 03 


Cash balance at December 31, 1946 


$150 00 



Cash and Securities at December 31, 1946 

Cash on hand $150 00 

$3,000 11. S. A. Series "G" 2^'s due January 1, 1954 3,000 00 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 2,590 11 

$5,740 11 

Unexpended income $545 36 

Principal 5 , 1 94 75 

$5,740 11 



138 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



The Grammar School Fund 

Cash Account 
1946 income paid to General Funds: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 

Cambridge Savings Bank 



Bank deposits at December 31, 1946: 
Middlesex Institution for Savings . 
Cambridge Savings Bank 



$14 51 
9 90 



$24 41 



$722 00 
495 52 



$1,217 52 



Lincoln Library Trust Funds 

Cash Account 

Cash balance at January 1 , 1946 

Add: Income received in 1946: 

Julia A. Bemis Fund $13 74 

Codman Fund 15 55 

Hugh Anthony Gaskill Fund 3 16 

John H. Pierce Fund 27 29 

George Russell Fund . . 8 34 

Abbie J. Stearns Fund 43 69 

Abbie J. Stearns Special Fund 27 34 

George G. Tarbell Fund 77 77 

Unexpended 1944-1945 income, received 

from Library Trustees 



Deduct: To Town of Lincoln, for 1945 Library- 
expenses paid in error from 
General Funds $59 00 

Edith B. Farrar, Librarian, income 

from John H. Pierce Fund 27 29 

Edith B. Farrar, from unrestricted 

income, balance of 1946 salary. . 14 04 

From unrestricted funds, December 
telephone and light bills of 
Library 15 23 

From Hugh Anthony Gaskill Fund, 

for children's books 5 67 

Other books 172 57 

Cash balance at December 31, 1946 



$276 29 



216 88 



141 33 



$634 50 



293 80 



$340 70 



COMMISSIONERS OF TRUST FUNDS 139 

Cash and Securities at December 31, 1946 
Julia A. Bemis Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings $684 05 

Codman Library Fund: 

Boston Five Cents Savings Bank $203 00 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 74 59 

U. S. A. Series "G" 2^'s due 1955, at par. . 400 00 677 59 

Hugh Anthony Gaskill Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 158 89 

John H. Pierce Library Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings $114 57 

U. S. A. Series "G" 23^'s due 1955, at par. . 1,000 00 1,114 57 



George Russell Library Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 415 74 

Abbie J. Stearns Library Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings $930 00 

U. S. A. Series "G" 2^'s due 1955, at par. . 1,000 00 1,930 00 



Abbie J. Stearns Special Library Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 1,367 44 

George G. Tarbell Library Funds: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings $138 38 

U. S. A. Series "G" 2^'s due 1955, at par. . 3,000 00 3,138 38 



Hattie Hoar Howard Fund: 
Cash on deposit 100 00 

David VV. Mann Fund: 
Cash on deposit 146 00 

Total Library Trust Funds $9,732 66 

Unexpended Income at December 31, 1946 94 70 

Total cash, savings deposits, and securities at December 

31, 1946 $9,827 36 



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TOWN OF LINCOLN 



John H. Pierce Legacy 

Cash Account 
Cash balance at January 1, 1946 $1,427 17 

Add: Income received in 1946: 

Savings bank interest $248 03 

U. S. A. bond interest 477 87 

Robert M. Pierce, per lease agreement 

(for year 1946, in full) 420 00 

Annuity u/w John-H. Pierce 3,000 00 4,145 90 

Refunds of payments made per Select- 
men's orders . 138 00 

Well-Child Clinic fees 17 00 

Robert M. Pierce, refund of repair 
expense of 1945, per lease agree- 
ment 337 60 

Withdrawn from savings accounts. . . . 6,654 07 



$12,719 74 

Deduct: Payments per order Selectmen: 

Well-Child Clinic $304 32 

Hospital aid 1,513 77 

Repairs to building 2 55 

Work on grounds 2,876 74 

Savings bank interest allowed to ac- 
cumulate 196 50 

U. S. A. Series "F" bonds purchased 6,290 00 11,183 88 

Cash balance at December 31, 1946 $1,535 86 



Cash and Securities at December 31, 1946 

Cash on hand $1,535 86 

Savings bank accounts: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 4,832 02 

Provident Institution for Savings 1,039 19 

Wakefield Savings Bank . 2,602 68 

$11,000 Series "G" U. S. Savings bonds, due Sept. 1, 1956. 11,000 00 
8,500 Series "F" U. S. Savings bonds due April 1, 1958, 

at cost 6,290 00 

7,500 U. S. ireasury 2^'s due 1972-1967 7,500 00 



$34,799 75 



COMMISSIONERS OF TRUST FUNDS 141 

Post-War Rehabilitation Fund 

Cash Account 
Cash balance at January 1, 1946 $505 04 

Add: Income received in 1946: 

U. S. A. bond and note interest $213 76 

U. S. A. notes matured in 1946 23,000 00 23,213 76 



$23,718 80 



Deduct: U. S. A. 7 / 8 % notes purchased $23,012 24 

Accrued interest on same 31 23,012 55 



Cash balance at December 31, 1946 $706 25 



Cash and Securities at December 31, 1946 

Cash on hand $706 25 

$500 U. S. A. Series "G" 2^'s due April 1, 1955, at par 500 00 

13,500 U. S. A. Series "F" due March 1, 1957, at cost 9,990 00 

27,000 U. S. A. Series "F" due May 1, 1957, at cost 19,980 00 

13,000 U. S. A. Y % % Notes due April 1, 1947, at cost 13,012 24 

10,000 U. S. A. ]/ 8 % Notes due June 1, 1947 10,000 00 



$54,188 49 



Appropriations by Town, 1943-1945 $53,500 00 

Increment 688 49 



$54,188 49 



Charles Sumner Smith School and Playground Fund 

Cash Account 

Cash balance at January 1, 1946 $11 20 

Add: Income received in 1946: 

U. S. A. bond interest $937 50 

Savings bank interest 268 07 1,205 57 



$1,216 77 



Deduct: Safe deposit box rent $5 00 

Savings bank interest allowed to ac- 
cumulate 268 07 

$1,200 U. S. A. Series "F" bonds pur- 
chased 888 00 1 ,161 07 



Cash balance at December 31, 1946 $55 70 



142 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Cash and Securities at December 31, 1946 

Cash on hand $55 70 

Savings bank deposits: 

Boston Five Cents Savings Bank 

Middlesex Institution for Savings , 

Warren Institution for Savings , 

United States Savings Bonds: 

$6,500 Series "C" due June 1, 1947, at cost 

25,000 Series "F" due September 1, 1955, at cost 

1,000 Series "F" due November 1, 1956, at cost : . 

6,000 Series "F" due May 1, 1957, at cost 

700 Series "F" due October 1, 1957, at cost 

1,200 Series "F" due December 1, 1958, at cost 

26,500 Series "G" due October 1, 1954, at par 

11,000 Series "G" due September 1, 1956, at par 



4,333 


12 


5,676 


12 


3,597 


J 5 


4,875 


00 


18,500 


00 


740 


00 


4,440 


00 


518 


00 


888 


00 


26,500 00 


11,000 00 



Total Cash and Securities at December 31, 1946 $81,123 09 



Abbie J. Stearns Fund for the Silent Poor 

Cash Account 

Cash balance at January 1, 1946 $15 25 

Add: Income received in 1946: 

U. S. A. bond interest $30 00 

Savings bank interest 28 58 58 58 



Withdrawn from savings bank 40 00 



$113 83 

Deduct: Payments per order Selectmen $70 00 

Savings bank interest allowed to ac- 
cumulate 28 58 98 58 



Cash balance at December 31, 1946 $15 25 



Cash and Securities at December 31, 1946 

Cash on hand $15 25 

$1,200 U. S. A. Series "G" 2^'s due January 1, 1955 1,200 00 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 1,451 19 



$2,666 44 



Unexpended income $1,441 39 

Principal 1,225 05 



$2,666 44 



LEONARD C. LARRABEE, Chairman, 
HENRY DeC. WARD, 
CLEMENT C. SAWTELLE, 

Commissioners of Trust Funds. 



SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS 143 



REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS 



The winter months of this year were spent on snow and ice 
removal. 

During the spring months we were able to carry on repair 
work, scraping and painting. Due to the severe winter much 
time had to be spent on patching. Tarring and oiling were 
carried on during the summer months. 

Chapter 90 work was carried on as in previous years. This 
work included scraping and clearing the roads. 

Work on Trapelo Road has been started. It has been 
roughly graded. Work on this road is to be continued this year 
by the State, County, and Town. It is recommended that the 
Town appropriate sufficient money with the State and County 
to complete the rebuilding of Trapelo Road as previously 
planned. 

50 feet of pipe and one manhole were placed on Winter 
Street. 

300 feet of Old Bedford Road, near the Concord Turnpike, 
has been widened, 200 feet of Old Winter Street has been 
widened. 

Two new White Trucks a Chevrolet Pick-up and a Power 
Grader have been added to the Department. The Power 
Grader has proved very satisfactory and useful in many ways. 
The two new trucks that were delivered late in the year have 
also proved very satisfactory. A Power Lawn Mower to be 
used at the Ball Field was delivered late in the fall. 

The Department needs a Buckeye Sand Spreader, a Sickle 
Mower and a 23^ ton Truck to replace Mack. 

Respectfully submitted, 

THOMAS COAN, 
Superintendent of Streets. 



144 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF WATER COMMISSIONERS 



Roland F. Beers resigned from the Board after the nomina- 
tion papers were closed, because he was giving up his residence 
in the Town. The Town had been fortunate in having the 
very willing services of this scientific and practical person. 
Thomas J. Rouner, another capable engineer, finally consented 
to an appointment to the Board and was appointed under 
the law governing the filling of vacancies. He has now re- 
signed to serve on the Finance Committee. 

Pipe and materials are still in short supply, but barring 
more strikes it is assumed that the Board will soon receive 
sufficient deliveries to at least renew the main from Silva's 
corner to Nelson's, and continue repairs as conditions allow. 

Lincoln and Concord employ Metcalf and Eddy to make 
frequent analyses of Sandy Pond water to determine if treat- 
ment is required to prevent the odor and taste experienced 
last winter. A treatment was made in the autumn which 
should insure water with good flavor until spring. 

Mr. George W. Coffin of Coffin and Richardson, Inc., 
consulting engineers, made a report on a proposed additional 
water supply, making a personal survey of the ground and 
using the information already compiled by Mr. Crosby. 

The following resume of the report was made by Mr. 
Rouner: 

Lincoln, Mass. 
Jan. 8, 1947. 

I have made a preliminary analysis of the report of June, 
1946, by Coffin and Richardson, Inc., on Proposed Additional 
Water Supply for the Town of Lincoln, and submit herein 
my analysis of that report together with certain recommenda- 
tions. 

Two proposals were estimated upon in the Coffin report, 
viz: (a) the development of a local well system, at a capital 
cost of $218,980 and (b) a pipeline connection to the new 
Metropolitan Aqueduct in Weston at a capital cost of $510,255 ; 
both estimates being exclusive of real estate costs. Both 



REPORT OF WATER COMMISSIONERS 145 

proposals assume that Sandy Pond would be retained as a 
standby or a supplemental source, but without allowing the 
waters to become mixed in our present high level reservoir 
because such exposure would encourage undesirable algea 
growth. Each proposal is equipped for supplying 750 gallons 
per minute, sufficient for a population of 7,000 to 8,000 persons 
at the present per capita consumption of 150 gallons per day 

(gpdj. 

In order to equate the proposals in terms of effect upon our 
water rates I have made rough calculations of the annual 
costs assuming 3% interest, 1% depreciation and obsolescence, 
and with allowances for operation, maintenance, and water 
payments to the Metropolitan District. Based on present 
day requirements of 300,000 gpd and our town's 1945 water 
receipts of about $15,800 the local well system as proposed 
above would just double the present water bills, while the 
connection to the Metropolitan Aqueduct would triple them. 
Thus, either proposal would be a very burdensome project 
which should not be undertaken unless actually required. 

The State Dept. of Public Health has computed the yield 
of Sandy Pond to be 475,000 gpd with a 4-foot drawdown or 
600,000 gpd with extreme drawdown as governed by the 
bottom of the present intake which is 8 feet below full pond. 
Compared with a present use of 300,000 gpd it appears that 
Sandy Pond would meet Lincoln's water requirements for 
many years to come. 

However, the town of Concord has certain legal rights to 
the waters of Sandy Pond as defined by Chap. 438 of the Mass. 
Acts of 1911, by the terms of which Concord has unlimited 
drawing rights to the top 3 feet of the pond and can take up 
to 200,000 gpd when the level is between 3 and 4 feet below 
the top elevation. Although Concord's actual water takings 
have apparently not been severe through the years, still her 
potential takings, i.e. her rights to Sandy Pond water, have a 
salient effect upon Lincoln future plans. 

I recommend that the following moves be made in regard 
to Lincoln's future water supply source: 

1. Obtain firm legal and engineering advice as to the possi- 
bility of recapturing, through legislation, those rights 
which Concord now holds in Sandy Pond. 1 include 



146 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

engineering advice in the above because a more thorough 
analysis would no doubt be required to determine the 
safe yield of Sandy Pond, and thereby help to establish 
the merits of our case. 

2. Failing in the above attempt to recapture the Concord 
rights, and after making sure that we could not buy 
water more advantageously from Cambridge, Concord 
or other adjacent souces, I would recommend a con- 
tinuation of the test well explorations to the extent of 
locating, proving, and acquiring a well area within the 
town which would insure a future source of water of 
adequate quantity and quality for a need equivalent 
to about three or four times our present use, or say 750 
gallons per minute (1,080,000 gpd). 

In considering the above analysis and recommendations 
you must bear in mind that I am not a water supply engineer. 
I have merely attempted to analyse the reports of Coffin and 
Richardson of June, 1946, and of Irving B. Crosby of Decem- 
ber, 1942, and to draw certain summary conclusions for the 
benefit of your Board of Water Commissioners. 

Respectfully yours, 

THOMAS J. ROUNER* 



REPORT OF WATER COMMISSIONERS 147 

The Board estimates and recommends the following budget 
for 1947: 

Power $2,500 00 

Salary 1,025 00 

Census 100 00 

Town Treasurer for Bond retirement 

and interest 5,125 00 

Maintenance and Repairs 2,000 00 

Testing and Treating Sandy Pond . . . 750 00 

Maps 200 00 

Legal 100-00 

Miscellaneous 350 00 

Heating Plant 1,500 00 

Renewal of Pipe 10,000 00 

Renewal of Pipe, North Lincoln 14,000 00 



$37,650 00 
Respectfully submitted, 

SUMNER SMITH, 
JOHN J. KELLIHER, 
THOMAS J. ROUNER, 

Boqrd of Water Commissioners. 

Statistics 

1. Pipe now in use, 29.19 miles. 

2. Number of hydrants now in use, 170. 

3. Number of stop-gates now in use, 256. 

4. Number of blow-offs now in use, 27. 

5. Range of pressure on mains, 40-100 lbs. 

6. Total gallons pumped, 109,910,100. 

7. Number of services added, 5. 

8. Number of services renewed, 12. 

9. Number of services now in use, 511. 
10. Number of meters now in use, 13. 






148 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF LINCOLN BOARD OF HEALTH — 1946 



On March 13 the Board met and organized for the ensuing 
year. Dr. DeNormandie was elected chairman, Mr. R. H. 
Brinkerhoff, clerk. Airs. Ober was appointed agent of the 
Board and Mr. Brinkerhoff to the nursing committee. The 
State Department of Public Health approved the nomination 
of Mr. J. J. Kelliher as inspector of slaughtering. 

The State Reclamation Board, after a hearing attended by the 
Board of Health, appointed Messrs. John Todd, Thomas Coan 
and Charles Blake as Commissioners of the Lincoln Mosquito 
Control Project. An excellent beginning has been made. We 
ask for a careful study of their report, which follows, and agree 
completely with them in their recommendations for the ensuing 
year. 

The Well Child Conference has been carried on each month 
by Dr. Davies, and as usual we have only the highest praise for 
the conduct of this clinic. Because of the increased incidence 
of diphtheria in Massachusetts, the so-called "booster" dose of 
toxoid has been given when indicated. 

We have been fortunate in obtaining the services of Dr. 
Joseph B. Barron for the dental clinic. He comes to us highly 
recommended. The first clinic was held on December 13 and 
the upper grade children were examined. It is planned to 
examine all the children in the schools, and the parents will be 
notified of work that should be done. The details of the opera- 
tion of this clinic will be worked out in conjunction with the 
School Committee, the Health Committee of the Parents' 
Council and this Board. The present location of the clinic in 
the basement of the Center School is unsatisfactory and a 
makeshift. In the new schoolhouse, we shall ask for adequate 
room. 

The following contagious diseases have been reported: 
German measles 1 ; measles 43 ; chickenpox 48 ; scarlet fever 1 ; 
lobar pneumonia 1 ; dog bite 5; syphilis 2. 

At the clinic held for inoculation against rabies, 103 dogs were 
inoculated. Although the frequency of rabies in Massachu- 



REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH 149 

setts has diminished greatly, the State Department of Public 
Health still warns us to continue antirabic inoculations. 

The Board adopted revised regulations regarding garbage 
transportation and piggeries. Copies of these regulations are 
available at the Town Hall. 

The following piggeries were licensed: Mary E. Silva, 500; 
Louis Dean 500; John Wilson, 100; Boyce Brothers, 100; 
Nicholas Cotoni, 50. In 1931 there were 15 piggeries licensed 
with permits to keep a total of 3,139 pigs. 

Conditions in one piggery were very unsatisfactory. The 
owner was requested to appear before the Board, and was 
given a month to clean up the piggery and to reduce the num- 
ber of pigs to the quota allowed, with court action to follow if 
these conditions were not fulfilled. Following this warning, 
conditions became satisfactory. 

The Pierce Fund has gradually increased from approxi- 
mately $2,000 in 1926 to $34,799.75 on December 31, 1946. 
Only twice in this long period have the Selectmen expended 
more than its income. There has been a growing feeling among 
many of the citizens that there should be a wider base for the 
use of this Fund. We therefore have had inserted in the 
Warrant an article to authorize the Town to employ counsel to 
bring this desirable change before the proper court for con- 
sideration. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROBERT L. DeNORMANDIE, M.D., 
ROBERT H. BRINKERHOFF, 
PAUL L. NORTON, M.D. 



150 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

REPORT OF THE MOSQUITO CONTROL 
COMMISSIONERS 



Pursuant to an appropriation and vote of the annual town 
meeting, 4 March, 1946, and following the usual hearing by the 
State Reclamation Board, the Board appointed as Commis- 
sioners, John Todd, Thomas F. Coan, and Charles Blake. On 
8 April, 1946 the Commissioners met and organized electing 
John Todd secretary and Charles H. Blake chairman, Thomas 
F. Coan has superintended the actual field operations. 

During the past eight months we have followed rather closely 
a report by R. W. Wales, Entomologist of the State Reclama- 
tion Board (Town Report for 1945, pp. 103-107). The follow- 
ing items were attended to : 

Culvert under Lincoln Road at the Todd driveway, two 
culverts the driveway replaced, and channels adjacent to 
these culverts cleaned and deepened. (Items 1 and 2 in 
Wales report.) 

Dam removed and channels cleaned to drain swamp back 
of Snider house. (Item 3.) 

The channel from the culvert under Lincoln Road at the 
Burgess property to the Todd Pond and adjacent channels 
on northerly side of Lincoln Road cleaned. (Items 4 and 5.) 

Splash boards changed by Mr. Lee Todd to lower the level 
of the Todd Pond by one foot through the summer (Item 7.) 

The Boston and Maine Railroad cleaned the culvert under 
the railroad about 100 yards west of Lincoln station. (Item 
6.) 

The dam back of the Lahey house was opened and the 
brook below it cleaned. (Item 9.) 

The dam in Stony Brook below Beaver Pond on the Pert- 
zoff land was removed. (Item 12.) 

The culvert under Conant Road near Prescott Davis' 
house was cleaned. (Item 13.) 

The ditch and culvert under Weston Road draining the 
swamp below Robert Pierce's house were cleaned. (Item 
14.) 



REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH 151 

The culvert under Weston Road and brook leading to 
Beaver Pond were cleaned from the road to just past the Scott 
driveway. (Item 15.) 

Culvert and adjacent ditch on Winter Street between the 
Beers driveway and Old County Road were cleaned. (Item 
18.) It is not possible to lower this culvert without inter- 
ference with the water main. 

New culvert was installed east of the DeNormandie barn 
as part of the relocation of Trapelo Road. (Item 20), by the 
Highway Department. 

Culvert under the Lincoln cemetery drive and adjacent 
ditches were cleaned. (Part of item 25.) 

Culverts under Concord Road near Sherman's and near 
Rice's Garage were cleaned. (Items 23 and 24 in part.) 
These culverts will have to be lowered. 

North of the Concord Turnpike on land formerly owned 
by Dr. Loring a dam was removed. 

A new culvert was installed under he Snelling drive near 
South Great Road and about 400 feet of ditch cleaned. 

Culvert under Mcintosh Lane and brook above it were 
cleaned. 

About 800 feet of brook upstream from the ball field road 
was cleaned. 

Below is a record of expenditures : 

Labor $467 90 

Pipe 222 93 

Drilling and blasting 24 40 

Total . $715 23 

Unexpended balance 284 77 

Appropriation $1,000.00 $1,000 00 

A measurement of the main swampy areas in the Town 
shows upwards of 800 acres not counting the free water surface 
of ponds and reservoirs. We may, in fact, regard the Town as 
built on a series of ridges flanked by swamps. Three of these 
ridges are Lincoln Road, Tower Road, and Silver Hill Road — 
Weston Road. The problem is made more complex by the low 



152 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

relief of the swampy areas and the occurrence of a number of 
"bottle necks." 

To illustrate, the fall along the brook leading from Weston 
Road through Beaver Pond to "location 12" on the Pertzoff 
land, a distance of nine-tenths of a mile is no more than seven 
feet. Over the ledge at this same location must flow, all the 
water from a region which may be defined by four points, 
Lexington Road at the Lincoln Cemetery, Sandy Pond, a 
swamp about 34 iriile north of the Lincoln Railroad Station, 
and another swamp, two tenths of a mile southeast of the point 
where the South Great Road crosses the railroad. 

This, and similar situations, moved the Commissioners to 
adhere to a general principle that we would attempt to improve 
the capacity of such bottlenecks before burdening them with 
additional flow from outlying areas. 

As to the results of operations, there was during the early 
summer a marked drop in water level partly favored, no doubt, 
by low rainfall. The heavy rains in August resulted in bringing 
the water level back to that of later spring at most points 
checked on 31 August but on 3 September the drop in level was 
marked (4 to 8 inches). A drop of 12 inches would be adequate 
to handle the drainage of the bulk of the swamps in town. 

Mosquito control in the Town is beset by two chief, and very 
different, problems. First, the permissible hourly wage for 
labor under the economic conditions of the past year was inade- 
quate to secure a continuous working force. There is little that 
can be done to solve this problem directly. 

Second, most of the culverts in the Town are so sized and 
situated that they are adequate to drain the road surface but 
not to drain adjacent swampy areas. The lowering and en- 
largement of these culverts is necessary. We point out this 
problem so that the townspeople will recognize that the ex- 
pense of an operation is not always proportionate to the area 
drained. A little water may produce a lot of mosquitos. In 
this connection we thank the street department for improving 
certain culverts at their expense where the work would be ad- 
vantageous to the department and to mosquito control. 

We wish also to record our appreciation to the landowners 
for their complete co-operation. 



REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH 153 

For the future, the commissioners recommend : 

1. The appropriation of $715.23, which with the balance on 
hand will provide $1,000.00 for work in 1947. 

2. To complete the items in the Wales report and then ask 
further advice from the State Reclamation Board. 

3. That two types of work be given preference, (a) the im- 
provement of culverts, and (b) the rehabilitation of drainage 
ditches which formerly functioned in most of the swamps. 

4. Further consideration of the oiling of undrained sink 
holes. 

Respectfully submitted, 

THOMAS COAN, 
JOHN TODD, 
CHARLES H. BLAKE. 



154 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS 



The general care given our cemeteries during the past year 
has been the same as in the war years. Because of increased 
cost of labor we will have to realize that the cemeteries cannot 
be cared for at the same expenditures as before 1941. In addi- 
tion to this fact even with increased rates very little labor 
appears to be available for this work so that quite a large part 
of the appropriation for this department was returned to the 
Town Treasurer. 

During 1946 fourteen burials were made in the New Lincoln 
Cemetery and one in the Arbor Vitae Cemetery. 

Five and one-half lots were sold bringing an income of 
$700.00 which was turned over to the Town Treasurer and 
deposited in the cemetery fund.. 

For 1947 we are asking for an appropriation of $1,600.00 and 
this will be divided approximately as follows: 

Regular maintenance $900 00 

Interments 400 00 - 

Extra repairs 300 00 

In last year's report we asked for an appropriation of $200.00 
to be taken from the General Fund for the purpose of estab- 
lishing a system of records in order that information pertaining 
to the cemeteries could be concentrated in one place and be 
available to future commissioners. Of this amount only $76.82 
was expended so we now ask for $150.00 for this coming year 
to continue this work. 

Due to the able assistance of Mrs. Farrar, our Librarian, we 
soon shall have a card index file of all the burials in the three 
Lincoln Cemeteries and it is our purpose to have this informa- 
tion as complete as possible. Your commissioners feel greatly 
indebted to Mrs. Farrar for her efficient help in this matter. 

We are still of the opinion that improvements should be 
made at the entrance to the larger cemetery. The posts should 
be moved so that the entrance could be widened to meet pres- 
ent day conditions. The grades could also be improved and 
with proper landscaping and a boulder properly placed with 



REPORT OF CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS 155 

"Lincoln Cemetery" carved on it would help decidedly to 
identify the grounds as a cemetery and would assist workmen 
and others to locate the grounds. We have tried in the past 
year to obtain estimates as to the cost of some of this work, 
without success, and it is probable that there is much work of 
this character that remains to be done. 

Inasmuch as part of the appropriation has been unexpended 
these past few years it seems only fair that when conditions 
allow we should have the opportunity to make much needed 
improvements for the department. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN F. PETERSON, 
GEORGE E. CUNNINGHAM, 
ROBERT D. DONALDSON, 

Cemetery Commissioners. 



156 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF FIRE ENGINEERS, 1946 



Our equipment consists of a 600-gallon pumper and a 500- 
gallon combination pumper and forest fire truck, located in 
South Lincoln, and a 600-gallon combination pumper and 
forest fire truck located in North Lincoln. 

The truck located in North Lincoln is the new one delivered 
this January. The other new one to replace the old American 
La France in South Lincoln is due in February. 

Seventy-three calls have been answered ; 39 grass, 7 dump, 
7 chimney, 3 auto, 5 house, 5 oil burner, 1 plane crash, 2 short 
circuits and 4 false alarms. The total loss from building 
fires was $6,000. 

A State sponsored course of fire drills was held during the 
summer and will probably be repeated this coming summer. 

We now have an emergency telephone line connecting both 
the North and South fire stations; Lincoln 0195. 

It would be a great help both to the telephone operators 
and the Fire Department if the telephone is not used un- 
necessarily at the time of a fire alarm. 

To notify the Department of a fire by telephone; — call the 
operator, say "Emergency Fire, 0195." When you get the 
Department give full information as to location and type of 
fire. 

EDMUND W. GILES, Chief, 
CHARLES K. FITTS, Clerk, 
ANDREW J. DOUGHERTY, 

Board cf Fire Engineers. 



REPORT OF THE NURSING COMMITTEE 157 



REPORT OF THE NURSING COMMITTEE 



Board of Selectmen: 

During the year 1946 the Community Nurse made 1,584 
calls, subdivided as follows: 

Medical 810 

Surgical 213 

Prenatal 43 

Board of Health 136 

Child Welfare 264 

Social Welfare 88 

Doctor's Office or Hospital 30 

Fees collected $381.50. 

With the nurse's regular hours made public and an increase 
in the fee for after-hour calls, the number of such calls has been 
reduced to an essential minimum. 

Mrs. Charles Kubik resigned in the spring, after six years' 
service on the Nursing Committee. Mrs. Norman Fradd was 
appointed by the Selectmen to take her place. 

The Committee has discussed at some length the possibility 
of having a private organization formed for the purpose of 
hiring the Community Nurse. Such a system would leave the 
nurse still under the jurisdiction of the Town in her capacity as 
agent of the Board of Health and School Nurse, but would 
place personal nursing service under private auspices. That 
situation prevails in most towns in the state and is recom- 
mended by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. 

There have been four meetings with Public Health Nurses 
in neighboring towns. These meetings are helpful to our nurse 
for the exchange of ideas and information, and an aid in pro- 
viding up-to-date service for the community. 

We wvyv fortunate again in having Miss Dorothy Bates, 
R.N., as a substitute during Mrs. Ober's vacation in August. 

The Nursing Committee meets on the first Tuesday of each 
month. 

HELEN P. WILEY, 
ALBERTA A. FRADD, 
ROBERT II. BRINKERHOFF. 



158 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



3n Memoriam 



CHARLES LEE TODD 



Trustee of the Lincoln Library from 
February 8, 1908, until his death December 
19, 1946. 

In grateful recognition of over thirty- 
eight years of devoted service. 



REFORT OF THE TRUSTEES OF LINCOLN LIBRARY 159 



REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF THE LINCOLN LIBRARY 



The Trustees beg to submit herewith their report for the 
year 1946: 

None but minor repairs were made during the year as it was 
decided that larger and more expensive ones could well wait 
until labor and materials were more available. However these 
were such that could wait without jeopardizing other parts of 
the building as they had mostly to do with the interior. In 
general the building and grounds are in good condition. The 
furnace must be repaired in 1947 along with the usual upkeep 
items, thus accounting for our need of a little more money than 
in the past few years for repairs. 

During 1946 there was an approximate 12% increase in the 
circulation of books. This seems to indicate an increase in the 
use of the Library that is very significant. In order to insure 
that the availability of the Library is kept abreast of the de- 
mand the Trustees are considering opening the Library a third 
day of each week instead of as present, on Wednesday and 
Saturday only. A poll of Library users is being taken and 
anticipating the probability of such a demand we are request- 
ing a somewhat larger appropriation to meet the added cost. 
Other improvements to make the Library more useful to the 
townspeople are under consideration as well. 

The increased cost of books requires an expenditure greater 
than in previous years to make possible the addition of even 
the usual number of volumes. With the co-operation of the 
Book committee, whose services are given so generously, we 
hope to be able to add all worth-while publications. 

The Trustees wish to express their gratitude for the generos- 
ity of the many contributors during the year and at the risk of 
unintentionally omitting some, would like to thank the follow- 
ing for their gifts: 

Architects of Lincoln, Lincoln Girl Scout Council, Lincoln 
League of Women Voters, Concord Free Library, Miss Nancy 
Dodson, Miss Olive B. Floyd, Miss Ruth Lyon, Miss Ruth 
Westman, The Misses Campbell, Mr. Edward R. Farrar, Mr. 
John Hills, Mr. Henry B. Kane, Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. 



160 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Brfes, Mr. and Mrs. II. B. Hills, Mr. and Mrs. James J. 
StQTTOW, Jr., Mis. John Adams, Mr. and Mrs. John 1 1. Wilkins, 
Mrs. Lawrence B. Anderson, Mrs. Henry S. Bean, Mrs. Roland 
F. Beers, Mrs. Donald Donaldson, Mrs. R. D. Donaldson, 
Mrs. Norman \Y. Fradd, Mrs. Conrad P. Halh'-wav, Mrs. 
William C. Holmes, Mrs. Mathews, Mrs. Richard S. Meriam, 
Mrs. Hayward Peine, Mr. Roberl M. Peine, Mrs. Clement ('. 
Sawtell, Mrs. Frederick M. Seeger, Mrs. Sumner Smith, Mrs. 
Joseph L. Snider, Mrs. Leland Wildes. 

The Trustees ask for an appropriation of $2,378.50 plus the 
estimated Dog Tax of $450.00 for the year 1947. 

The Librarians' Statistics follow this report. 

ROLLIN J. FAIRBANKS, 
ROLAND C. MACKENZIE, 
SUMNER SMITH, 
GEORGE G. TARBELL. 

1946 
Library Statistics 

Number of volumes, January 1, 1946 14,334 

Number of volumes added by gift 256 

Number of volumes purchased 369 

Number of volumes withdrawn 248 

Number of volumes, December 31, 1946 14,711 

Circulation Statistics 

Number of days library was open 102 

Number of borrowers, December 31, 1946 663 

Number of volumes of fiction lent 5,015 

Number of volumes of non-fiction lent 2,641 

Number of children's books lent 5,022 

Number of periodicals lent 1,112 

Total circulation for year 1946 13,790 

MRS. EDITH B. FARRAR, 

Librarian. 



REPORT OF THE INSPECTOR OF ANIMALS 161 

REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF ANIMALS 

January 22, 1947. 
Board of Selectmen: 
Lincoln, Mass. 

Gentlemen: 

I hereby submit my report as Inspector of Animals for the 
year 1946. Quarantined five dogs; they showed no signs of 
rabies and were released in 14 days. 

I have been to the farms where the animals are kept and 
found them in general speaking in good condition. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. E. SHERMAN, 

Inspector of Animals. 



162 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD 



Board of Selectmen, 
Town of Lincoln, 
Massachusetts. 

Gentlemen: 

The Planning Board organized on the day after the 1946 
Annual Town Meeting with John O. Wilson as Chairman and 
Hayward Peirce as Clerk. On the same day the Board met 
with the Special Committee for selecting a School Site of which 
the Planning Board was a part as provided by vote of the 
Town. A full report of the Special Committee was made prior 
to the Special Town Meeting in June, 1946. 

Only two subdivision plans were submitted during the year, 
those of J. Quincy Adams for property near Fairhaven Bay and 
Sumner Smith for property between Sandy Pond Road and 
Sandy Pond. Formal hearings on both w T ill be held before the 
Annual Town Meeting. Informal discussions have been held 
with others contemplating subdivisions but the scarcity of sub- 
division plans has been somewhat of a surprise. Adjoining 
towns with less stringent regulations have had a number of 
plans submitted and are expecting great building activity. 
Another town about the same distance from Boston which has 
certain characteristics similar to Lincoln, has had considerable 
activity concentrated in its one-acre lot areas. We believe that 
such activity in Lincoln is only postponed and that the Town 
should continue to expect a rather rapid growth. However, in 
general, our subdivision regulations and zoning by-laws are 
acting, and we hope, w T ill continue to act as a deterent to the 
undesirable type of development. 

In this connection, some study of the requirements for water 
mains was made. Meetings and discussions were held with the 
Fire Engineers, Water Commissioners, State Planning Board 
and the N. E. Fire Insurance Rating Bureau. It is hoped that 
definite regulations can be made in due course. 

The Planning Board is of the opinion that a change in dis- 
tricts zoned for business may be desirable. A delay in receiving 
engineering studies prevents a recommendation at this time. 



REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD 163 

From a long-range point of view the road system is one of the 
most important problems of this Town. Increasing traffic 
through the Center and our principal residential streets cannot 
be avoided except by supplying more useful alternate routes for 
the people of Lincoln and adjoining towns. The Board has 
been establishing a plan for such alternate roads and proposes 
to so guide future subdivisions that they will comply with this 
plan. Although safety and comfort can be improved in several 
spots by straightening and widening curves, and by posting 
additional traffic signs, we believe that the widening of existing 
roads in general will destroy a good deal of the beauty of the 
town and encourage a heavier concentration of traffic. 

Discussions have been held on establishing residential zones 
in which there shall be two or three acre minimum lots. In- 
formal opinions have been received that such restrictions are 
not unreasonable from a legal point of view. It is the opinion 
of this Board that such restrictions should be limited to those 
areas where present owners of substantially all the land assent. 

The Planning Board received only secondary benefit from 
the appropriation for a Consultant on Town Planning as the 
funds were expended during the three months following the 
1946 Annual Town Meeting in connection with the work of the 
Special Committee. For the Town to continue without some 
independent expert advice seems definitely unwise. The Plan- 
ning Board accordingly is requesting an appropriation for 
retaining a consultant to assist in its work. Capital expendi- 
tures of a major nature and changes due to increased popula- 
tion are anticipated. The advice of an expert familiar with 
these developments can assist in the economical use of our 
dollars and the safeguarding of the features of the Town which 
make it most attractive to its present inhabitants. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LAWRENCE B. ANDERSON, 
WILLIAM DePORD, 
ROBERT I). DONALDSON, 
HAYWARD PEIRCE, 

JOHN (). WILSON 



164 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

REPORT OF BOARD OF APPEALS UNDER THE 
ZONING BY-LAWS FOR THE YEAR 1946 



B on rd of Select m e n , 
Town of Lincoln, 
Lincoln, Massachusetts. 

Gentlemen: 

The Board organized for the present year with Harland B. 
Newton, Chairman, and Anthony J. Doherty, Clerk. 

The following Applications were received and acted upon : 

Meeting, January 9, 1946 

Application of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Boston 
for permission to make certain alterations in the present church 
building in the southerly part of the town; said alterations to 
consist of building an addition to the present ell or wing on the 
easterly side of the building. Said building being located in a 
"Single Residence District" and subject to the provisions of 
the Zoning By-Laws applicable to Non-Conforming Uses and 
Front Yard Regulations. After due consideration of the 
within Application, it was unanimously voted by the five 
members of the Board present and voting that said Application 
be granted upon the following conditions: 

DECISION: This permit is granted with the provision that 
such part of the said extension as may be used as and for resi- 
dence purposes is for temporary use only, and will require a 
renewal permit annually. There is no restriction on such uses 
as said extension may be put to for general church or parochial 
purposes. 

Meeting, December 28, 1945 — Decision, January 11, 1946 

Application of Henry and Eleanor Pallotta for permission to 
remodel and convert a barn located on their property on Winter 
Street in the easterly part of the town to and for use as a 
dwelling house; said building being located in a "Single Resi- 
dence District" and subject to the provisions of the Zoning 
By-Laws applicable to Non-Conforming Uses. After due con- 



REPORT OF BOARD OF APPEALS 165 

sidcration by the Board, it was the unanimous opinion of the 
five members present and voting that this Application be 

denied as follows: 

DECISION: Acting under the provisions of Section 21 of 
the Zoning By-Laws the Board is of the opinion that the wit bin 
Application is not one where an exception would be warranted 
and where a variance of the District Regulations applicable to 
Single Residences only would be in harmony with the provi- 
sions of this section of the Zoning By-Laws. 

Meeting, December 28, 1945— Decision, January 15, 1946 

Application of Frederick J. Stickel for the maintenance and 
location of greenhouses and boiler-room on his property on 
North Great Road, in the northerly part of Lincoln; said 
building being located in and or adjacent to a Business Loca- 
tion. Previously application had been submitted to the Build- 
ing Inspector of Lincoln, and refused by him, as not in con- 
formity with the provisions of the By-Laws applicable to "set- 
back regulations." After due consideration by the full Board 
present and voting, it was unanimously voted that this Appli- 
cation be granted as follows: 

DECISION: That permission is hereby granted to locate 
and maintain the present boiler-room as now existing. That 
the present greenhouse may be extended so long as it does not 
conic nearer to the line of way as now located. That permis- 
sion is herein' granted to erect an additional greenhouse so 
long as the same does not come nearer than 20 feet to the exist- 
ing greenhouse, nor more than 20 feet from the existing boiler- 
room, unless said building is attached to said boiler-room, and 
in any event at least 20 feet from the existing greenhouse. 

Meeting, February 7, 1946 

Application of John and Lena Primak for permission to 
attach to their building now used as a Roadside Stand, and 

located on the North ( '.re.it Road, in the northerly pail of the 

town, an addition to be approximately 12 x 12 feet, constructed 
mostly of glass and to be used tor tin- raising ai\^ keeping of 
small plants. Said building is located in a "Single Residence 
District" and subject to the provisions of the Zoning By-Laws 



166 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

applicable to Non-Conforming Uses. After due consideration 
by the five members of the Board present and voting, it was 
unanimously voted that this Application be granted as follows: 

DECISION: That the addition be approximately 15x9 feet 
and constructed mostly of glass, and to be used in connection 
with the raising and keeping of small plants, and that all new 
construction be kept in line with the lines of the present 
building. 

Meeting, May 2, 1946 

Application of Gertrude Sturgis Eaton for a permit to install 
a sink in the kitchen ell of house located on Bedford Road, in 
said Lincoln. Said building being in a "Single Residence Dis- 
trict" and subject to the provisions of the Zoning By-Laws 
applicable to Non-Conforming Uses. After due consideration 
by the full membership of the Board present and voting, it was 
unanimously voted as follows: 

DECISION: That the use permitted under this Application 
be restricted preferably to veterans. That this permit shall 
extend for a period of one year only as provided in (a) of Section 
21 of the Zoning By-Laws, and will expire on May 3, 1947. 

Meeting, May 2, 1946 

Application of Donald J. Marten for a permit to use a build- 
ing leased by him and located on Route 2A in the northerly 
part of Lincoln for the purpose of making and designing certain 
models of wood and metal construction, mostly by hand labor. 
Same to be sold to various customers, and to install equipment 
to consist of benches, lathes, drills, etc. After due considera- 
tion by the full membership of the Board present, it was unani- 
mously voted as follows: 

DECISION: That the use of the property as proposed by 
the Applicant was not a permitted use in a Business Zone 
within the intent of Section 7 (c) of the Zoning By-Laws. The 
Zoning By-Laws set aside and divide the town into four dis- 
tricts, namely, Single Residences, General Residences, Business 
District, and Light Industrial District. The section set aside 
for business purposes, within which District the applicant's 
proposed place of business lies, clearly intends to establish a 
centre for the sale of normal producer-consumer goods, and the 



REPORT OF BOARD OF APPEAL- 167 

making of articles to be sold at retail on the premises by the 
producer to the consumer. Industrial activities in the town 
are limited to light manufacturing employing electricity or 
unobjectionable motor power, and where such items as pro- 
duced are not normally sold over the counter at retail by tin- 
producer to the consumer. 

The Board, therefore finds that the applicant's business is 
clearly not a normal retail over, the counter business, and not a 
use permitted within a Business Zone, but is one restricted to 
such uses as may be permitted in a Light Industrial District, 
and therefore denies the within Application. 



Meeting, June 12, 1946 

Application of Mrs. R. L. Zoerhide for permission to install 
an electric range in the second story of the building located and 
used as a Caretaker's home on the property of the "Farrington 
Memorial" in the easterly part of Lincoln. Said building being 
located in a "Single Residence District" and subject to the 
provisions of the Zoning By-Laws applicable to Xon-Conform- 
ing Uses. After due consideration by the full membership of 
the Board present, it was unanimously voted that this applica- 
tion be granted; subject to the following restriction: 

DECISION: That the use herein permitted is for 1 year 
only as provided in (a) of Section 21 of the Zoning By-Laws, 
and will expire on June 12, 1947. 



Meeting September 11, 1946 

Application of Harry S. Appt for a permit to erect a porch on 
the front of his dwelling house located on Old Cambridge Turn- 
pike in the northerlv part of the Town. Said new construction 
would bring the building within the 40-foot set-back 
required by the Zoning By-Laws of the Town. 

DECISION: After due consideration by the full \ y >n,\v<\ 
present and voting, it was unanimously voted by the full 
membership of the Board present that this Application be 
granted in accordance with "a plat plan, d.wvA May 30, 1" 
filed with said Board. 



168 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Meeting September 28, 1946 

Application by Theodore Bartlett for permission to make 
the following changes in and to two certain buildings located 
on his property located on Sudbury Road in said Lincoln. Said 
alterations to consist of the construction of an ell to be attached 
to his present house. Said ell to consist of a garage on the first 
floor with a room above same; to raise the present roof and add 
one room above the first floor of the present existing house, and 
to extend the present building now used as a garage by adding 
to it an extension in the rear of same of 9 feet. After due con- 
sideration by the full membership of the Board present, it was 
unanimously voted that the within Application be granted 
subject to the following restrictions, however: 

DECISION: That no construction or alterations made will 
bring any of the buildings to which said construction is at- 
tached nearer to the highway than the line of the present 
existing buildings. 

Meeting, September 26, 1946 

Application of Massachusetts General Hospital for permis- 
sion to use the "Storrow House" located on Baker Bridge Road 
for a Convalescent Home. The within permit caused consider- 
able interest to the residents of the Town. Previous to the 
within hearing, an earlier hearing had been held on September 
5, 1946. Owing to the interest, a more general notice of this 
hearing was given by posting notices in the Post Office, Town 
Hall, and Railroad Station in Lincoln. After due consideration 
by the full membership of the Board, it was unanimously voted 
as follows: 

DECISION: Acting under and subject to Section 5 (g) of 
the Zoning By-Laws it was unanimously voted that the Massa- 
chusetts General Hospital be permitted to use the Storrow 
House and appurtenant buildings as a Convalescent Home for 
patients transferred from the Hospital and its affiliates subject 
however to the following limitations: 

1. That no patient shall be transferred or admitted as com- 
ing from any mental institution. 

2. That all regulations pertaining to the safety and protec- 
tion of the occupants of the premises, local and otherwise, 
shall be observed at all times. 



REPORT OF BOARD OF APPEALS 169 

Meeting, October 10, 1946 

Application of Merrill Hunt for permission to make certain 
changes in his residence located on Conant Road in said 
Lincoln. Said changes to consist in the converting of the laun- 
dry into a kitchen, and the shutting off of one hallway, which 
changes if permitted would change the building now used as a 
Single Residence into one occupied by two families. Said house 
is now located in a "Single Residence District." After due 
consideration by the full Board present and voting, it was un- 
animously voted that this Application be granted subject to 
the following conditions and limitations: 

DECISION: That the said changes may be made and the 
premises occupied by applicant so long as the present tenant 
and the applicant shall occupy this property. This permit, 
however, is limited to 1 year from date. 

Meeting, November 14, 1946 

Application of Leonard H. and Barbara H. Russell for a 
variance of the application of Section 12 of the Zoning By- 
Laws as effecting the use of land located on Juniper Ridge Road 
in the northerly part of Lincoln. Said lot contains less than 
40,000 square feet, the lot area required for a 1 -family house in 
a "Single Residence District." After due consideration by the 
Board, it was unanimously voted by the full membership of the 
Board present that this Application be granted as applied for. 

Meeting, December 5, 1946 

Application of Ernest W. Lucas, Jr., for permission to make 
certain alterations to a building on his property located on 
Lincoln Road, in the southerly part of Lincoln. Said building 
was heretofore used as a Chicken House. Said alterations are 
to consist of the removal of an existing dormer on second story, 
and partitioning the hrst floor into a 3-room and bath cottage 
for use as a dwelling. On this matter, a previous application 
was presented Jto the Inspector of Buildings, and by him denied. 
Alter due consideration by the Board, and ,m exainin.it ion of 

the premises by the said Board members, it was unanimously 
voted by tlie full membership of said Hoard that this Applica- 
tion be denied. 



170 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

DECISION : The property in question is located in a 
"Single Residence District," and it does not appear that the 
within Application is one wherein a variance under Section 21 
of the Zoning By-Laws where its enforcement would involve 
practical difficulty or unnecessary hardship is warranted. 

Meeting, December 5, 1946 

Application of Basil H. Maguire for permission to use part of 
a building heretofore known as "Bird Land" and located on 
North Great Road in the northerly part of the town, for pur- 
poses incidental to its use as and for community gatherings, 
social events, and dancing. Also that permission be granted 
to serve food and soft drinks on the premises. After considera- 
tion by the full membership of the Board present and voting, 
and at which meeting practically all who had received notice, 
w r ere present at this hearing and wished to be recorded as 
against the granting of this application, it was unanimously 
voted that this application be denied, as follows: 

DECISION: Because of the great number of objections 
recorded by the residents and owners of property abutting that 
of applicant and also objections by many residents in the 
vicinity of applicant's property, and because of the adverse 
effect that would be generally caused to the property in the 
district in which this property is located. 

Respectfully submitted, 

BOARD OF APPEALS, 
By ANTHONY J. DOHERTY, Clerk. 



REPORT OF WORK OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY 171 

REPORT OF THE MIDDLESEX COUNTY 
EXTENSION SERVICE, 1946 



Food Production was of the utmost importance during 1946 
and the main effort of the Extension Service was along this line. 
Through meetings, radio, farm and home visits, county bulle- 
tin, news releases and calls in person and by telephone at the 
office, assistance was given to as many people as possible. 

Fruit growers this year were interested especially in knowing 
more about frost damage and its prevention and the latest 
materials to use in spraying to overcome insects and diseases. 
Because of the wet season, there was a severe infestation of 
scab and growers required all the assistance possible to produce 
a good quality crop. Twilight meetings of interest to local 
growers were held in various parts of the county. Information 
was sent out to local papers and through town libraries as well 
as over the radio to help all those interested in home gardens. 

Three projects were emphasized to assist those interested in 
poultry — ■ namely, Better Use of Ranges; Brooding and Rear- 
ing; Disease Control and Sanitation. 

Of interest to dairymen, the Selective Breeding Association 
and the Herd Improvement Association were developed and 
expanded (luring the year. 

Because of the many food shortages experienced during the 
year, homemakers were given assistance to help them in prob- 
lems in feeding their families the right foods essential to health 
despite the shortages. Demonstrations and illustrated talks 
were given on: When Meat is Scarce; Sugar-Saving Desserts; 
Use of Available Foods; Oil-Sparing Salad Dressings. Home- 
makers were interested in clothing renovation and Short Cuts 
and Speed Tricks in clothing construction. Food preservation 
was the main project followed during the Slimmer to assist 
homemakers in the best procedure to insure satisfaction in 
home canning and preparation of foods for freezing. 

A 4-11 agricultural club for boys interested in gardening, 
poultry and livestock raising was organized at the school and 

met with the County Club Agent once a month. These !• 

were visited during the summer by Mr. Harry Cousins. Dana 
Durand was awarded a General MacArthur Medal on his ex- 
cellent garden work. 



172 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF TREE WARDEN 



The Tree Warden submits to the Town his report for the 
year 1946. During the past year we found it necessary to cut 
the brush and remove dead limbs from trees on some of the 
roads, especially where the school buses travel and where it was 
necessary for the safety of the public. 

We have about forty miles of roads most of them backed by 
woodlands which have to be scouted each year to locate where 
gypsy moth infestations are. When found the nests are treated 
with creosote and followed by spraying. We find by doing the 
work this way we can prevent the stripping of our roadside 
trees. The spraying for the gypsy moth and elm leaf beetle was 
very effective last year and results attained were very en- 
couraging. The elm trees will need special attention this year 
because of the Dutch elm disease caused by fungus and spread 
by the bark beetle who penetrate between the wood and inner 
bark of weakened trees and engrave breeding galleries, later 
the young emerge to feed on tender green twigs. Symptoms of 
the disease to be looked for are wilting, curling, yellowing, early 
falling of leaves, and brown streaking of infected wood. Trees 
affected with the Dutch elm disease may appear similar to elms 
affected with other wilt diseases; therefore laboratory stud)- of 
wood showing streaking is necessary to prove which disease 
fungus is present. The most effective thing that can be done is 
to spray with DDT when the beetles are feeding. We know that 
DDT will kill these beetles even though there is much to learn 
as to proper mixtures and the best methods of applying it. 

The spraying that was done for poison ivy was very effective 
in killing the top growth and will be continued again this year. 

The total expenditures for the year 1946 were $2,995.73 and 
it is recommended that $3,520.00 be appropriated for the year 
1947. 

JOHN J. KELLIHER, 

Tree Warden. 



PLAYGROUND REPORT 173 



1946 LINCOLN PLAYGROUND REPORT 



Interest in tennis increases each year. The annual tourna- 
ment included players from nine years of age and up. An 
added attraction this year was mixed doubles and women's 
singles and doubles. 

A Boy Scout track meet was held in July with the coopera- 
tion of the playground. 

Softball continues to be very popular with the younger 
boys and girls. Mixed teams played five mornings a week 
at home and about once a week with other towns. 

Baseball teams consisting of players of all ages were very 
active with games in Lincoln and out of town. The twilight 
league played three evenings a week and finished the season 
with a series of play-offs that furnished a lot of entertainment 
for players and fans alike. 

Genial Jim Dudley was on hand to supervise playground 
activities with the help of Miss Charlotte Gale. 

In order to expand the program for 1947 it will be necessary 
for the committee to have additional volunteer help for super- 
vision and transportation. 

ETHAN A. MURPHY. 



174 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF BUILDING INSPECTOR 

January 17, 1947. 

I herewith submit the Annual Report of the Building In- 
spector of the Town of Lincoln. 

Estimated 
Permits Issued Classification Value of Work 

7 New Residential $43,100 00 

12 Residential Alterations and Addi- 
tions 26,000 00 

8 New Accessory Buildings 7,550 00 

1 Alterations to Accessory Buildings. 1,500 00 

2 Alterations to Business Building or 

Institutions 500 00 

1 Moving of Structure 

27 Plumbing 

55 Electric 

Total 113 878,650 00 

6 Applications Refused 
Total Fees Collected S142.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

CYRUS W. MURPHY, 

Building Inspector. 



ADVISORY COMMITTEE 175 

THE deCORDOVA AND DANA MUSEUM AND PARK 
ADVISORY COMMITTEE 



At the special Town Meeting held in June, 1946, the Select- 
men were authorized to appoint a Committee to study the 
deCordova and Dana Museum and Park and to report with 
recommendations not later than the next annual Town meet- 
ing how best to make use of this bequest giving due considera- 
tion to the terms of the gifts and attempting to serve best the 
interests of the Town. 

Mr. Frederick B. Robinson, Director of the Springfield 
Museum of Fine Arts, was engaged as our advisor and under 
his direction an inventory and photographic record of the gal- 
leries and rooms has been made. Virtually everything in the 
Museum has been appraised except the books and it is apparent 
that the collection has a money value far less than most Towns- 
people had thought. The figures are as follows: 

Pictures $25,123 40 

Tapestries 10,175 00 

All other art objects 40,167 01 

Rugs 5,346 00 



$80,811 41 
A great deal of consideration has been given to the Museum 
building. We know that much will have to be done but have 
deferred consideration of specific needs until a tentative pro- 
gram can be formulated. The Museum building is in need of 
renovation and only essential repairs to the roof have been 
completed. 

The Committee made a Report of Progress by letter to the 
Town on September 21, and on October 2 held an Open Meeting 
to receive suggestions and answer questions. At this meeting 
the Committee tried to make it clear to those present that it 
had grave doubts as to the proper interpretation of the Deed of 
Gift to the Town (November 29, 1930) and of Mr. deCordova's 
will. 

At our meetings it became increasingly clear that the Com- 
mittee must have legal advice before an) constructive plans 
could be recommended. Early in October the Selectmen ap- 
pointed Mr. Samuel I loar of Goodwin, Procter and llo.ir, 



176 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Boston, as counsel and we submitted to him a long list of 
questions covering various legal points which were troubling us. 
On November 8 Mr. Hoar met with the Committee and Mr. 
Sumner Smith to discuss these questions. After a long and full 
discussion of the many debatable points it was finally agreed 
that Mr. Hoar should draft a proposed petition to be sub- 
mitted to a court having jurisdiction, to clarify the omissions 
and ambiguities in the deed, will, codicil, and other related 
documents and to determine the framework from which we can 
develop a long-range program. 

In the Town Treasurer's Report there is a detailed list of the 
expenditures made by the Selectmen in 1946, totalling 
$8,951.58. In addition to this amount $900.00 was expended 
in 1945 for one month's salary of the caretaker and insurance 
on Museum and contents, making a total expenditure through 
1946 of $9,851.58. Because no income had been received from 
the Trustees or Executors of Mr. deCordova's will it was neces- 
sary that these payments be charged temporarily against funds 
given the Town by Mr. deCordova in his lifetime. 

In November the Selectmen requested reimbursement from 
the deCordova Trustees of $8,379.77 (having been advised in- 
formally that some $28,000.00 of income had accumulated 
since Mr. deCordova's death), that being the amount spent 
through October. In December the Town received 86,000.00 
income from the Estate with no statement as to whether it w r as 
for future expenditures or in partial reimbursement for the 
above expenditures. After the close of the year the Town 
transmitted to the Executors and Trustees their expenditures 
for the months of November and December totalling $1,471.81. 
No reply has been received up to the date of the filing of this 
Report. 

It is difficult to estimate what will be spent in 1947. Simply 
maintaining the property will require approximately the 
following: 

Care of grounds, including caretaker's salary .... $3,000 00 
Care of building, not including alterations or much 

needed rehabilitation and remodelling 2,000 00 

Insurance and miscellaneous 1,000 00 

Mr. Robinson's fee, August 1, 1946 to August 1, 

1947, by agreement 1,000 00 

$7,000 00 



ADVISORY COMMITTEE 177 

In addition there will be legal expenses involved though these 
may be paid in part at least from the large deCordova Trust. 
If the Museum is to be opened to the public at all, substantial 
expense will be involved including remodelling to comply with 
fire and health regulations, redecorating, supervision, etc. 

Articles in the Town Warrant, if favorably acted on, are the 
first steps necessary to clarify this situation and permit use of 
the property. The Committee strongly recommends favor- 
able action under these Articles. 

ROBERT L. DeNORMANDIE, Chairman, 
RICHARD J. EATON, 
MRS. HERBERT G. FARRAR, 
ALLEN W. JACKSON, 
'FREDERICK H. A.cKKLVEY, 
MRS. HARLAND B. NEWTON, 
FREDERICK B. TAYLOR, Secretary. 



178 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

REPORT OF THE MEMORIAL DAY COMMITTEE 



In accordance with the vote of the Town Meeting of March 
4, 1946, Memorial Day Exercises were held on May 30, 1946. 

The Service 
PRELUDE — "Andante from the Archduke Trio" Beethoven 

PROCESSIONAL — "Pomp and Circumstance" Elgar 

(Procession of War Veterans, Boy and Girl Scouts) 

SALUTE TO THE FLAG Led by Thomas Sawtell 

STATEMENT 

Mr. John Todd, Chairman Memorial Day Committee 
THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER 

PRAYER The Rev. Joseph Quigley 

TALK — The Meaning of Memorial Day for Young People 

William Newell 

TALK — Memorial Day, 1946 Marcia Berry 

CHORUS — "How sleep the brave" Bach 

"Let us now praise famous men" 

R. Vaughan Williams 

ADDRESS Mr. Thomas Rouner 

AMERICA 

CLOSING PRAYER The Rev. Morris Robinson 

RECESSIONAL — "March" Brahms 

(Recession of War Veterans, Boy and Girl Scouts) 

Exercises at the War Memorial 

Immediately following the service in the Town Hall the 
townspeople followed the procession of War Veterans, Boy and 
Girl Scouts to the War Memorial in front of the Library, where 
a wreath was placed in memory of those who lost their lives in 
the services of their country. 

The American Legion, with the assistance of other War 
Veterans, the Boy and Girl Scouts then proceeded to the three 
Lincoln cemeteries and decorated the graves of our deceased 
veterans. 

JOHN TODD, 
CHARLES STYROX. 
J. J. KELLIHER. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



OF THF 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



FOR THE 



SCHOOL YEAR 1946 




NEWTON 

GARDEN CITY PRINT. INC 

1947 



180 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Term Expires 

ROLLIN J. FAIRBANKS, Chairman 1947 

HELEN P. WILEY 1948 

JOHN W. CARMAN 1949 

Superintendent 
F. H. McKELVEY 

Secretary 

IRENE R. DORIAN 

Kindergarten 

ELIZABETH T. WHEELER* 
MARGUERITE WOODWARD 

Grade One 

JOSEPHINE C. DOHERTY* 
SYLVIA B. MANN 

Grade Two 

VILLETTE P. BERNHARD* 
PHYLLIS E. JOHNSON 

Grade Three 

MARYCLARE HAYES* 
MARGARET BREEN 

Grade Four 

MARY ALICE FORBES* 
AUGUSTA F. SISK 

Grade Five 

ELEANOR L. HARRIS 

Grade Six 

GERTRUDE S. KEILYf 

MARY D. SULLIVAN 

Grade Seven 

LOIS S. PARSONS t 
EVELYN P. HOOPER 

Grade Eight 

ELEANOR C. BROWN f 
WAYNE A. RANDALL 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 181 

Supervisor of Music 

ERNA V. FISHER 

Supervisor of Art 

LILLIAN W. HINT* 
CHRISTINE M. BEAN 

On Military Leave of Absence 

CLARK L. DEXTER 

School Physician 

RANDOLPH PIPER, M.I). 

School Nurse 

MARIAN N. OBEK, R.N. 

Custodian 

WILFRED SMITH 

Attendance Officer 

JOHN J. KELLIHER 
♦Resigned, June, 1946 fSubstitute Teacher 

School Calendar 
1947 

September 3 Schools Open 

October 13 Columbus Day Holiday 

October 24 Teachers' Convention 

November 11 Armistice Day 

November 27-28 Thanksgiving Vacation 

December 19 Christmas Vacation 

1948 

January 5 Schools Open 

February 20 Schools Close 

March 1 Schools ( )pen 

April 16 Schools ( !lose 

April 26 Schools Open 

May 31 Memorial Day Holiday 

J line 11 Schools ( 'lost' 

\o School Signal 

7:30 A.M. 3 3 3 on Fire Whistle 

7:35 \ M. 3 3 3 on Fire Whistle 

Announcement on Station WBZ, Will 



182 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

REPORT OF THE LINCOLN SCHOOL COMMITTEE 
for the year 1946 



The year 1946 has been marked by the loss of four signifi- 
cant personalities from the school scene. Mr. Thomas J. 
Dee, after fifty-two years of faithful service, has retired from 
transporting Lincoln children to and from their schools. Mrs. 
Josephine Doherty, our first grade teacher for many years, 
has retired after devoting twenty-five years of her life to teach- 
ing. Mrs. Villette B. Knowles who has been a member of 
our faculty for the past nine years also tendered her resigna- 
tion. The School Committee itself lost the able services of 
its former chairman, Mr. William N. Page, who had been a 
member of the Committee since 1940. Fortunately, however, 
Mr. Page has accepted the chairmanship of the committee for 
planning the new school building, so the community is assured 
of his continued service. Mr. John Carman joined the Com- 
mittee in March. 

During the course of the year certain constructive steps 
have been taken. The rules and regulations for the Com- 
mittee have been thoroughly studied and revised. A compre- 
hensive and interpretive report card has been adopted. Two 
new busses have been purchased. Our superintendent, Mr. 
McKelvey, has been re-elected for a two-year term. The 
teaching of music has been expanded from two to three days 
a week. Significant reports from the Parents' Council have 
been received and carefully studied. A plan has been adopted 
whereby school is now closed at noon one day each month 
in order to provide the school staff with adequate time for 
planning, study and discussion of school objectives. 

While salary adjustments were incorporated into the 1946 
budget, there was no general wage increase. Because of 
rapidly rising prices, however, a cost of living adjustment 
was approved in November by your Committee. Partial 
payments have been made to all school employees, and a 
general salary increase is proposed for 1947. Another step 
towards providing reasonable compensation for our teaching 
staff has been taken. Your Committee has approved a 
comprehensive salary schedule which takes into consideration 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 183 

both training and experience. Once placed on the schedule, 
a teacher will know what her annual increment will normally 
be, the maximum salary, and what additional compensation 
further training would provide. 

Our proposed 1947 budget indicates an increase of approx- 
imately twenty-one percent. Special circumstances have 
necessitated asking for additional funds. The high school 
tuition charges have gone up as much as forty-eight percent! 
An anticipated enrollment of thirty-six children in the first 
grade makes an additional teacher mandatory. School 
supplies are not only difficult to procure but (not unlike other 
commodities) also considerably more expensive than a year 
ago. Furthermore, the establishment of our new salary 
schedule is naturally reflected in the budget. 

We are grateful to all members of the school staff, parti- 
cularly our teachers, for their loyal service throughout the 
past year. Your Committee pledges itself to continue its 
efforts to build a school system appropriate to the community 
and to the demands of a changing world. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROLLIN J. FAIRBANKS, Chairman, 
HELEN P. WILEY, 
JOHN W. CARMAN. 



184 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 



Lincoln School Committee, 
Lincoln, Massachusetts. 

I have the honor to submit the annual report of the Lincoln 
Public Schools for 1946. 

This has been a year of more than ordinary significance for 
Lincoln's Schools. A substantial beginning has been made in 
improving the program of instruction, and plans for the facili- 
ties of a new school are under way. The imperative necessity 
for forward-looking improvements and plans can hardly be 
over-emphasized, if we examine the crucial problems con- 
fronting education today. The elementary school still has 
its major responsibilities in teaching reading, writing, and 
spelling, the use of mathematical symbols and concepts, a 
knowledge of the cultural heritage in history, geography and 
literature, appreciation of music, art and manual skills, and 
good health practices. But it also must face the need for 
emphasis upon teaching world understanding, for developing 
good intercultural relations, for improving skill in democratic 
living, and for learning better ways of helping individual 
children through guidance. These are vital problems, which 
if woven into the fabric of our instruction and practices, make 
the school, as well as all other educative agencies, the hope 
of a better world. 

How shall the world be at peace? Manifold problems of 
armaments, natural resources, communications, political 
governments and atomic energy press hard upon a struggling 
United Nations Organization. If education or re-education 
for world peace is to be effective, its purposes must be clear 
and mutually sought. The newly formed United Nations 
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization — UNESCO 
■ — puts the problem of understanding squarely before us in 
its preamble, which says, 

"That since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the 
minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed. " 

UNESCO's objectives seem to offer an opportunity for 
me king hopes become realities. We should be as concerned 
with its work as with our own local educational program. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 185 

The School Program 

Beginning in September our program of studies from 
kindergarten through sixth grade has been based upon the 
homeroom teaeher directing instruction in the core areas, 
with special help and teaching in the fields of art and music. 
This program means that greater enrichment is possible and 
that there is flexibility in arrangement when it is needed. 

The upper grades have a program which assigns classes 
to the special areas of preparation of the teacher. Classes 
in industrial arts for boys and home arts for girls have been 
added and definite study periods for in-classroom work are 
part of the schedule. 

Unit sequences of study have been outlined in science for 
the first six grades and in social studies (history and geog- 
raphy) for grades three to eight. We have begun to acquire 
the many needed books in science and social studies which are 
supplementary in nature and provide other sources of in- 
formation than the basis text alone. We have begun the 
acquisition of well-written and attractive library books which 
are both informational and recreational in use. New text- 
books have been secured in American History and in history 
and geography to complete the basic tests in these instruc- 
tional areas. Standards reference encyclopedias are now at 
hand in the four upper grades. The availability of materials 
such as these, added to year by year, make the difference be- 
tween teaching with resources and without them. 

A new report card has been put into use this year and has 
been explained by letter and examination. It is our hope 
that it will prove a more effective medium of interpretation 
to parents on each pupil's progress. 

The fact thai the school staff is almost entirely new has 
delayed Study and preparation of a statement of basic educa- 
tional philosophy and objectives for our school. It should 
now be possible for our staff to work in this important area. 

A notable advance ill making such work possible was made 

when the School Committee approved the plan for the >{a(( 
to have eight half-davs during the year for study, discussion 

and planning school needs and objectives. 



186 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Guidance and Testing 

Guidance is concerned with the personal development of 
each pupil and of each group as a social group. It is part of 
good teaching, as the teacher discovers the needs of her pupils, 
class and community. One aid to the teacher in learning 
her pupil's needs more quickly is the guidance folder, in which 
all tests, records, reports, work samples and other data are 
kept individually for each pupil. This plan is to be inaugu- 
rated during the 1946-47 school year. 

Achievement tests are given at the end of the school year 
and serve as aids for discovering needs of pupils and class 
groups and in ascertaining growth in learning. Class medians 
have been satisfactory but are not too useful in citing an 
attained standard, since the nature of the scores of the lowest 
part of a class is not apparent. We have some special prob- 
lems in reading at intermediate levels and a rather general 
problem in written composition, both of which are receiving 
careful attention. 

Testing of the eighth grade class has been fairly complete, 
with the cooperation of Concord and Weston school officials, 
in providing data for guidance in planning the high school 
course. It is planned to continue again the conferences with 
pupils, parents, high school guidance counsellor and a Lincoln 
Staff member for this purpose. 

Dr. Anna C. Wellington has again been of great assistance 
in making examinations of our kindergarten pupils. 



Visual Aids 

Today's citizen would be poorly equipped indeed who did 
not have some understanding of transportation in an air age. 
Our equipment in maps and globes enables us to teach better 
this new concept of geographical relationships. Excellent 
illustrative materials have been loaned to us by the Children's 
Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, most of it correlated 
to units of study. Our plans for utilizing films and slides has 
proceeded somewhat slowly, since they must contribute to 
actual units of study, and must be planned with that objective 
in view. 



t 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 187 

Buildings and Equipment 

The 1945 annual report discussed the effect of the building 
upon the elementary school program. The Town Report 
for 1944 included the report of Mr. John E. Nichols and the 
recommendations of the committee to survey the needs of 
the Lincoln schools. It is suggested that these reports be 
examined again. As the Lincoln School Building Committee 
studies its problem and makes its recommendations the entire 
citizenry of Lincoln has the opportunity to contribute to the 
planning and to the successful realization of a school building 
which can make possible the kind of educational program it 
wants and deserves to have. 

Personnel 

The problem of obtaining school personnel is an acute one 
all over the country and is due to many factors, chiefly sala- 
ries, working conditions, the attitude of the public toward 
teaching, attraction away from teaching, and so on. The 
September, 1946, Elementary School Journal reports as 
follows: 

"The exodus from the teaching profession in recent years is 
'probably the most striking vocational migration in our 
history,' Ralph McDonald, executive secretary of the De- 
partment of Higher Education of the National Education 
Association, declared at the Association's eighty-fourth 
annual convention held in Buffalo in July. The New York 
Sun reports McDonald as stating that since 1939, as nearly 
as can be estimated on the basis of available data, 633,200 
teachers have left the profession. Moreover, McDonald 
added, {he number of college students enrolled for teaching 
education lias sharply declined. At the close of the 1945-46 
school year about half as many students were enrolled in 
teachers' colleges as were enrolled in 1920. 

"While low salaries are helping to drive teachers out of the 

profession, McDonald feels that the initial cause goes back 
to the lack of recognition of teaching and the lack of dein ml 
for good schools which cause salaries to be low." B 
of the fewer number in training the prOBpeCtS for several 

years are disheartening. 



188 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

The Lincoln School Committee, after careful study of the 
entire question of salaries and salary policy, has recommended 
the adoption of a new salary schedule. This schedule in- 
creases the salaries of present staff members and sets up 
attainable maximum salaries based upon training and experi- 
ence. Copies of the new salary schedule are available to 
anyone interested. 

It is with deep regret and sincere appreciation that we re- 
cord the retirement of Mrs. Josephine Doherty after twenty- 
three years' service to Lincoln, of Mrs. Villette B. Knowles 
who resigned after nine years' service, and of Mr. Thomas J. 
Dee after fifty-two years' service in the transportation of 
school children. The school staff for 1946-47 is shown in 
the directory preceding this report. 

Safety 

Care has been given to those areas in which precaution and 
checking are continuously necessary to insure safety of the 
children attending our schools. The operation of school 
busses for transportation requires constant vigilance; to assist 
the drivers in maintaining conditions which contribute to 
safety a school bus patrol has been organized, in which upper 
grade boys act as patrol officers in reminding and helping 
pupils to cooperate toward the achievement of safe practices. 
School bus rules designed to help all pupils have been dis- 
cussed and copies placed in the hands of all pupils. 

The assistance of the Lincoln police in direction of traffic 
before and after the school session is of great importance in 
overseeing the general safety near the highway. Teachers 
are assigned to supervise the arrival and leaving of busses at 
the same time. 

Regular fire drills are held when the weather permits and 
satisfactory records have been made for both management 
and time required to empty the building. 

Community Relationships 

During the past year the school department published three 
bulletins on its activities on June 8, August 28 and December 
20. It is planned to continue the bulletins as they are the 
only printed means whereby Lincoln citizens can know some- 
thing about its schools, aside from the annual report. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 189 

The annual Open House during American Education Week 
was held on November 14, 1946, with a very fine atten 1 ince. 
An all school music concert was given in the spring and an 
informal Christmas Carol sing on December 17 at South 
School and December 19 at Center School. The graduating 
class published a class yearbook as part of its activities at the 
close of the school year. 

The Parent Council has been organized and at its meetings 
has considered a number of problems, heard suggestions, in- 
formed itself, other parents and the school on issues which 
arose. On October 21 a general meeting of all parents was 
held under the direction of the council and representatives 
presented to parents attending a review of the activities of 
the council and asked for suggestions for future activities. 
The regulations under which the council shall function have 
been drawn up and adopted. The work of the council has 
been good and future meetings should continue to offer very 
real opportunities for the council to contribute toward the 
improvement of our schools. 

A New England School Development Council has been 
organized to develop better understanding of good practices 
in education and to bring about improvements in education 
through cooperation in planning. The Lincoln Public 
Schools plan to participate in the Council, which already has 
more than twenty-five towns and cities as members. 

Administration 

The groundwork has been laid for a strong elemental v 
program but there remains the continuing task of implement- 
ing that program in almost every way in which the school 
operates. It is in in-service improvement of our staff, in the 
development of promising educational practices, known to 
be productive and successful, and finally, in working for the 
facilities which arc needed, that our chief efforts now lay. 

The budgel for L947 was developed in even greater detail 
than for lasi year, because it represented a substantial in- 
crease which needed clear explanation and justification. The 
provision of a mw salary schedule, the Increases in oar high 

school tuition and continuance of adequate supplies at in- 
Creased prices, account for the increase. The scan >l Btaff, 
the school committee and clerk have .ill helped in its prepara- 



190 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

tion. Copies of the budget are available for inspection by 
any interested citizen. 

I should like to acknowledge with deep appreciation the 
fine work which a completely new staff has done during this 
school year, the cooperation of parents and townspeople in 
their regard for the welfare of the schools, the earnest study 
and time devoted to our school problems by the school com- 
mittee, the health services given us by the school nurse and 
the assistance given to us by town officials and employees. 
All have helped in our objective of working for the improve- 
ment of the schools. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. H. McKELVEY, 

Superintendent of Schools. 



REPORTS OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 191 

SUMMARY OF SCHOOL EXPENSES 

General Control 

Expended Requested 

1946 1947 

Office Expenses and Clerk $1 ,280 34 SI ,436 30 

Salaries — Supt 4,184 84 4,543 70 

Expenses — Supt 199 01 200 00 

Other Expenses 00 00 1 15 00 

Instruction 

Principal — Salaries 00 00 00 00 

Teachers — Salaries 19,631 44 25,358 00 

Textbooks — Elem 1,187 50 1,079 81 

Supplies — Elem 1,680 18 1,342 35 

Operation 

Janitors — Salaries 2,040 00 2,214 98 

Fuel — Elem 862 44 950 00 

Miscellaneous — Elem 866 09 944 07 

Maintenance 

Repairs and New Equipment 547 87 1 ,396 80 

Auxiliary Agencies 

Health — Elem 615 85 735 00 

Transportation — Local 1,980 87 1,418 70 

Transportation — H.S 8,802 48 8,790 29 

Tuition 9,181 14 13,577 00 

Totals $53,060 05 $64,162 00 

Appropriation 52,407 00 

Deficit 653 05 

Vocational Education 

Tuition $159 12 $270 00 

Transportation 25 00 64 00 

Totals $184 1 2 $334 00 

Appropriation 858 00 

Unexpended Balance 673 88 

Summary $53,244 17 $64,496 00 

Accounts Receivable 

Grammar School Fund $24 41 

Vocal tonal Tuil ion 250 00 

Vocational Transportation 60 80 

High School Transportation 4,1 ( >5 39 

Coram, of Mass., Part I, Ch. 70 1,070 Qfl 

City of Boston Tuition 55 "it 

Dei lordova Fund 

|6,791 M 

Net Cost of Schools to Town ... . 146,453 09 



192 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Boys 
Grade 
Kdg. 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 



Membership by Age and Grade, October 1, 1946 
Age 

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Totals 

3 11 14 

1 10 1 12 

4 8 2 14 

3 12 3 18 

11 6 17 

2 7 1 10 

2 6 3 11 

6 9 2 17 

1 10 3 14 



Totals 


3 


12 


14 


12 


14 


16 


15 


13 


13 


12 


3 


127 


Girls 










Age 














Grade 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


12 


13 


14 


Totals 


Kdg. 


6 


15 




















21 


1 




3 


16 


















19 


2 






4 


8 
















12 


3 








7 


8 














15 


4 










2 


12 


2 










16 


5 












5 


11 










16 


6 














1 


13 


2 






16 


7 


















4 


1 




5 


8 


















1 


9 


1 


11 


Tota Is 


6 


18 


20 


17 


11 


17 


14 


13 


7 


10 


1 


131 



258 



Distribution of Minors 
October 1, 1946 



5 yrs. or over 
and under 7 



7 yrs. 
and under 16 



A. In the registration of minors 
Age as of October 1, 1946 

Boys 25 

Girls 37 

62 

B. Distribution of above minors: 

In public day schools 53 

In vocational schools 

In private schools . 7 

Not enrolled in any school 2 



122 
108 

230 

198 

1 

29 

2 



62 



230 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



193 



Tuition Pupils Attending Secondary Schools Outside 

of Lincoln 

October 1, 1946 

Grade 9 10 11 12 Totals 

Concord 17 8 13 17 55 

Waltham 1 1 2 

Weston High School ... 7 7 2 4 20 



25 16 15 21 



77 



Graduated from 8th Grade, June, 1946 



John David Ballou 
Alfred Manley Bartlett 

Edgar Carpenter Browning, Jr. 
Robert James Browning 
William Arthur Browning 
Michael Ciraso, Jr. 
Nancy Jane Corrigan 
James Ashmore Creelman 
Dana Durand 
George Richard Faulkner 
Ann Farrar Giles 
Charlotte Louise Giles 

Pauline Anne 



Jeanne Elizabeth Kinsler 
Charles Soucek Kubik 
Helen Carlene Lucas 
Stanley John Moszka 
Elizabeth Johnson Page 
Marjorie Pedersen 
Jonathan Crabtree Robinson 
Martha Savage 
Parker Littlefield Spooner 
Elizabeth Delia Stuart 
Rose Frances Umbrello 
David Woodbury 
Gradeski 



194 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF SCHOOL NURSE 



To the School Committee of Lincoln: 

A report of school nursing for the year ending December 
31, 1946, is hereby submitted: 

Schools have been visited daily. There have been 332 
office calls for first aid treatment on advice; 159 home visits 
have been made to check on absent pupils; 49 pupils have 
been taken home ; and 7 visits with pupils have been made to 
hospitals. 

I assisted Dr. Randolph Piper, school physician, with 
physical examinations. A report of any major defect was 
sent to the school superintendent and to the child's parents. 

Each pupil was weighed and measured and received fre- 
quent scalp examination. 

Children entering kindergarten attended the Well Child 
Conference. 98.08% were given a physical examination by 
Dr. John A. V. Davies of Boston. All defects discovered 
were corrected before September. 

I have assisted Dr. Piper with his clinics held at the Center 
School in December to give "Booster" inoculations for 
diphtheria or diphtheria and tetanus combination. There 
is to be one more clinic held. 239 pupils have already re- 
ceived these inoculations. 

A Dental Clinic was started in December with Dr. Joseph 
Barron of Boston as dentist. I am assisting him with his 
examinations. Clinics are held each Wednesday, 9:00- 
12:00 A.M., at the dental office, Center School. Actual 
dental work will follow the dental examination of all pupils. 

The general health of our pupils has been very good, except 
for many cases of chicken-pox and a few cases of measles. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARIAN N. OBER, R. N., 

School Nurse. 



WARRANT 195 

NOTICE 
Business Meeting, Monday, March 3, 1947, at 7:30 P.M. 



WARRANT 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
MIDDLESEX, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Lincoln in said County: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby required to notify the legal voters of said Town of 
Lincoln, qualified to vote in Town Meeting for the Transaction 
of Town affairs, to meet in the Town Hall in said Lincoln, on 
Monday, the third day of March next at 7:30 o'clock P.M., 
then and there to act on the following articles except Article 1 
and also to meet in said Town Hall on Saturday the eighth day 
of March next, at 12 o'clock Noon, then and there to act on the 
following Article 1, by posting a copy of this Warrant, by you 
attested in each of the Post Offices, and in some other public 
place in said Town seven days at least before the third day of 
March next: 

The polls for voting the Australian ballot on Saturday, 
March eighth, will be open at 12 o'clock Noon, and may be 
closed at 7 o'clock P.M. 

Article 1. To bring in their votes for the following Town 
Officers and any other officers required by law, to be elected by 
Australian Ballot, Viz: 

( )ne Moderator for one year, 

( )ne Tow n ( !lerk for one year. 

One number of the Board of Selectmen tor three years. 

( >ne member of tin- Board of Assessors for three years. 

( >ne Tr< asurer for one \ ear. 

( me ( Collector of Taxes for irs, 

( me Auditor for one > ear. 



196 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

One member of the School Committee for three years. 
One member of the Board of Water Commissioners for three 

years. 
One member of the Board of Water Commissioners for one 

year. 
One member of the Board of Health for three years. 
One Tree Warden for one year. 
One member of the Trust Fund Commissioners for three 

years. 
One member of the Trustees of the Bemis Fund for Free 

Public Lectures for three years. 
One member of the Board of Cemetery Commissioners for 

three years. 
One member of the Planning Board for five years. 

and also the question: 

"Shall the provisions of section forty of chapter seventy-one 
of the General Laws, as amended, relative to equal pay for men 
and women teachers be in force in this town?" Yes. 

No. 

Article 2. To bring in their votes for any committees, 
commissioners, trustees and other officers, required by law to 
be elected by ballot or otherwise. 

Selectmen 



Article 3. To hear and act upon the reports of Town 
Officers, Committees, Commissioners and Trustees. 

Selectmen 



Article 4. To fix the salaries and compensation of the 
several elective officers of the Town and to determine whether 
any Department, Board or Committee shall be authorized to 
employ for additional compensation any of its members and to 
fix the additional compensation of such members. 

Selectmen 



WARRANT 197 

Article 5. To raise and appropriate money for the neces- 
sary and expedient purposes of the Town, and enact anything 
in relation to the same. 

Selectmen 



Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to bor- 
row money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of 
the financial year beginning January 1, 1947, and to issue a 
note or notes therefor, payable within one year and to renew 
any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than 
one year in accordance w T ith Section 17, Chapter 44, General 
Laws. 

Selectmen 



Article 7. To see if the Town will rescind the vote adopted 
at the special meeting in June, 1946, appropriating the sum of 
$3,250.00 for the use of the Committee for the Ice Hockey and 
Skating Rink, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Finance Committee 



Article 8. To see if the Town will direct that the sum of 
$5,000.00 voted for the School Building Committee at the 
Special Town Meeting in June, 1946, be raised from taxation 
in 1947, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Finance Committee 



Article 9. To see if the Town will appropriate S750.00 for 
the purchase of a sand spreader and $45.00 for the deficiency 
in the appropriation in 1946 for a sickle mower, or take awx 
other action relative thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 10. To sec if the Town will vote that the mo lerator 
be elected for a three-year term, or take am action relative 
thereto. 

Selectmen 



198 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Article 11. To sec if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate a sufficient sum of money tb pay the following un- 
paid 1946 bills. 

Fire Department, Fire Engineers $75 56 

Doherty's Garage 11 25 

Playground, Horace Partridge 12 50 

School Site, A. A. and S. N. ShurclifY 466 34 

School Dept., Philips Paper Co 29 85 

$595 50 
or take any action relative thereto. 

Treasurer 



Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $200.00 to employ an engineer to draw up 
specifications for heating the upper hall or take any other 
action relative thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 13. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $300.00 to repair the copper gutters and 
conductors on the Town Hall or take any other action relative 
thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 14. To see if the Town will appoint a committee to 
register its complaints to our representative in the General 
Court about the nuisance caused by noises from overhead 
planes and that he proceed to file a bill in the Legislature to 
curtail said nuisance, or take any other action on the question. 

Selectmen 



Article 15. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of one hundred and sixty dollars to place 
street lights on Concord Road from Baker Bridge northerly to 



WAR RANI 1 199 

the Concord Town Line, or take any other action relative 
thereto. 

By Petition 



Article 16. To determine whether the Town shall au- 
thorize the Selectmen to employ counsel in all matters relating 
to the dcCordova-Dana Museum and Park with instructions 
to take such steps either in the legislature or in a court of com- 
petent jurisdiction, or both, as such counsel may determine to 
be necessary to bring about to the maximum practicable extent 
the full intended purposes of the late Julian deCordova as 
evidenced by the terms of the deed of the said deCordova to 
the Town dated November 29, 1940, and by the terms of his 
will and codicil, and to modify such terms insofar as they are 
impracticable and unworkable including any one or more of the 
following or other steps as such counsel may deem advisable: 
(1) by providing that all the annual income from both the 
trusts created by the will and codicil of the said deCordova, 
or such amounts thereof as may be lawfully allowed, shall be 
currently disbursed to the Town for the benefit of said Museum 
and Park; (2) by obtaining a determination and definition of 
the rights, duties, powers and responsibilities of the respective 
parties interested in the upkeep, maintenance and improve- 
ment of said Museum and Park in the administration thereof 
and in the promotion of educational and recreational purposes 
which will fulfill the main purposes expressed by the said 
deCordova in the aforesaid deed, will and codicil; and (3) by 
forming a corporation under the provisions of G.L. (Tcr. Ed. I 
Ch. 180, as amended or any other act now in force or hereafter 
enacted, for the purpose of receiving and expending the monies 
to be paid from time to time to the Town for the benefit of said 
Museum and Park and managing and operating said Museum 
and Park; and to determine whether the Town shall take any 

other action in relation thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 17. To determine whether the Town shall au- 
thorize the Selectmen upon advice of counsel employed by 
them to execute, acknowledge and deliver proper Instruments 



200 low N OF LINCOLN 

of conveyance and transfer of all property of the deCordova- 
Dana Museum and Park held by the Town to a corporation 
organized under the provisions of G.L. (Ter. Ed.) Ch. 180 as 

amended or any other act now in force or hereafter enacted for 
the purpose among other things of holding all the properties 
comprising said Museum and Park and operating the same, or 
take any other action in relation thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 18. To see if the Town will vote to reconsider, 
rescind, or alter in any way the vote or the plan passed under 
Article 12, at a Special Town Meeting held June 28, 1946, or 
take any other action on the question. 

By Petition 



Article 19. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate money to acquire land for a new school house and, or, 
other public buildings, or take any other action on the question. 

By Petition 



Article 20. To determine whether the Town shall au- 
thorize the Selectmen to employ counsel to take such steps as 
may be necessary to enable the Town to erect a school building 
upon the land owned by the Town by virtue of the will of John 
H. Pierce, and to use the balance of said land for school, play- 
ground, educational and recreational purposes, and further to 
take such steps as may be necessary to enable the Town to use 
so much of the annual income bequeathed to it by the wills of 
the said John H. Pierce and Elsie Pierce, including income 
accumulated thereon, as the Selectmen in their discretion shall 
consider advisable for the foregoing purposes, the balance, if 
any, of said income to be used for hospital treatment by such 
inhabitants of the Town as in the opinion of the Selectmen 
should be in financial need thereof; and further to take such 
steps as may be necessary to permit the Town to use the sum 
bequeathed to the Town by the will of Charles S. Smith to- 



REP0R1 OF SCHOOL ( OMMITTEE 201 

wards the construction of a school house upon said land devised 
to the Town by said will of said John If. Pierce, or to take any 
other action in relation to any one or more of the foregoing 
matters. 

By Petition 



Article 21. To see if the Town will instruct the Selectmen 
in whole or in part as follows and appropriate money therefor 
or take any action relative thereto: To take such action as may 
be necessary, by litigation, by petition for legislation or by 
other lawful means, (unless legal advice which they shall first 
secure shall be to the effect that there is no reasonable chance 
of such action's being successful) to enable the Town to use the 
annual income under the wills of John H. Pierce and Elsie 
Pierce and under the decree of the Supreme Judicial Court 
dated March 8, 1930, and income accumulated thereon to pro- 
vide (1 ) medical and hospital care and treatment for such in- 
habitants of the Town as the Selectmen or the Board of 1 lealth 
may deem to be deserving, (2) such dental care and treatment 
for inhabitants of the Town of high school age and under as the 
Board of Health may deem to be reasonable, (3) such other 
facilities and services as the Board of I lealth may deem suitable 

generally to maintain, improve, or maintain and improve, the 
health of the inhabitants of the Town or a substantial number 
thereof, and (4) for maintenance of the property as a park, as in 
their discretion the Selectmen shall consider advisable. 

Hoard of Health 



Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant with 

your doings thereon to the Town Clerk, at or before the time 
for the meeting aforesaid. Given under our hands this 10th 
da\ of Februarj in the year of our Lord one thousand nine 
hundred and fort} -seven. 

SUMNER SMI I'll. 
II. BIGELOW Mil I s. 



REPORT OF THE OFFICERS 



OK THE 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 

FOR THE YEAR 1947 

ALSO 

THE REPORT OF THE 

SCHOOL AND OTHER COMMITTEES 

FOR THE YEAR 1947 




NEWTON 
GARDEN CITY PRINT, Inc. 

i«ms 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Page 

Assessors, Report of 55 

Auditor, Report of 84 

Board of Appeals, Report of 139 

Building Inspector, Report of 150 

Cemetery Commissioners, Report of 129 

Collector of Taxes, Report of 74 

Co-operative Extension Work in Agriculture and Home Economics . 147 

deCordova and Dana Museum Advisory Committee, Report of ... . 41 

Finance Committee, Report of 44 

Fire Engineers, Report of 131 

Health, Board of, Report of 126 

Inspector of Animals, Report of 136 

Jury List for 1947 27 

Library, Report of Trustees of 134 

Statistics 135 

Lincoln School Building Committee, Report of 165 

Nursing Committee, Report of 132 

Old Age Assistance, Report of 53 

Overlay Account 52 

Planning Board, Report of 137 

Planning Board on Housing of Highway Equipment, Report of ... . 151 

Playground Committee, Report of 149 

School Committee, Report of 175 

Expenditures and Receipts 190 

Graduating Class of 1947 192 

School Calendar 177 

School Committee, Report of 178 

School Enrollment 191 

School Nurse, Report of 193 

School Personnel 176 

School Superintendent, Report of 180 

Selectmen, Report of 37 

State Auditor, Report of 108 

State of Town 34 

Streets, Superintendent of, Report of 123 

Town Clerk, Report of 8 

Annua] Meeting, March 3, Proceedings at 15 

Annual Meeting, March 3, Warrant of S 

Births 29 

Deaths S3 

Dog Licenses 28 

Juror List for 1947 2 7 

Marriages >1 

Sporting Licenses 28 

1 Off ii Bled ion, March 8 25 

Town Officers, Lisl of 4 

Treasurer, Report <»t' 7c, 

Tree Warden, Report «>i" ns 

Trust Funds Commissioners, Report <4 Ill 

Warrant of 1948 195 

Water Commissioners, Report ol 12 1 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



TOWN OFFICERS FOR 1947 



Moderator 
DONALD P. DONALDSON 

Town Clerk 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS 



^ 



Selectmen and Board of Public Welfare 

SUMNER SMITH (Chairman) Term expires 1949 

H. BIGELOW HILLS ... Term expires 1948 

JOHN TODD Term expires 1950 

Regular meeting second and fourth Mondays of each month, at 8 p.m., 
at the Town Hall office. 



Assessors 

PHILIP R. SNELLING (Chairman) Term expires 1950 

D. EVERETT SHERMAN, JR Term expires 1949 

CYRUS W. MURPHY Term expires 1948 

Treasurer 
FREDERICK B. TAYLOR 

Collector of Taxes 
WILLIAM H. DAVIS 

Auditor 
JAMES W. LENNON 

School Committee 

JOHN W. CARMAN (Chairman) Term expires 1949 

HELEN P. WILEY Term expires 1948 

MALCOLM L. DONALDSON Term expires 1950 

Water Commissioners 

SUMNER SMITH (Chairman) Term expires 1950 

JOHN J. KELLIHER Term expires 1949 

ROBERT W. SCOTT Term expires 1948 



TOWN OFFICERS 5 

Board of Health 

ROBERT L. DbNORMANDIE (Chairman) . . . Term expiree 1948 
ROBERT L. BRINKERHOFF, resigned . . . 

GEORGE WELLS, appointed Term expires 1948 

PAUL L. NORTON Term expires 1950 

Commissioners of Trust Funds 

LEONARD C. LARRAREE {Chairman) . . . Term expires 1948 

HENRY DeC. WARD Term expires 1950 

CLEMENT C. SAWTELL Term expires 1949 



Trustees of Bemis Fund for Free Public Lectures 

MABEL 1 1. TODD (Chair man) Term expires 1950 

CHARLES V. BRIGGS Term expires 1949 

LEONARD C. LARRABEE Term expires 1948 

Cemetery Commissioners 

JOHN F. PETERSON (Chairman) Term expires 1949 

GEORGE E. CUNNINGHAM Term expires 1950 

ROBERT D. DONALDSON Term expires 1948 



Planning Board 

HAYWARD PEIRCE (Chairman) Term expires 1949 

JOHN O. WILSON Term expires 1948 

WILLIAM DeFORD Term expires 1950 

LAWRENCE B. ANDERSON Term expires 1951 

EVELETH R. TODD Term expires 1952 

Board of Appeals Appointed by Selectmen 

HARLANI) B. NEWTON (Chairman) .... Term expires 1948 

D. EVERETT SHERMAN, JR. Term expires 1952 

ANTHONY J. DOHERTY (Secretary) .... Term expires 1949 

JAMES DbNORMANDIE Term expires 1950 

RICHARD & MERIAM Term expires 1951 



Associate Members 

HENRY B. HOOVER Term expires [948 

WALTER E. LOVEJOY Term expires L949 

Measurers of Wood and Hark 

II tROLD s. COUSINS 

JOSEPH R. IK \( I Y 



6 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Trustees of Grammar School Fund 

CLEMENT C. SAWTELL HENRY DeC. WARD 

LEONARD C. LARRABEE 

Trustees of Lincoln Library 

ROLAND C. MACKENZIE (Chairman) 

GEORGE G. TARBELL ALICE G. MERIAM 

SUMNER SMITH (Chairman Selectmen ex-officio) 

JOHN W. CARMAN (Chairman School Committee ex-officio) 

Registrars Appointed by Selectmen 

ANDREW J. DOUGHERTY Term expires 1950 

HENRY J. DAVIS Term expires 1948 

MANLEY B. BOYCE Term expires 1949 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS (Town Clerk ex-officio) . . 

Finance Committee Appointed by Moderator 

F. WINCHESTER DENIO (Chairman) .... Term expires 1948 

JOSEPH L. SNIDER (Secretary) Term expires 1949 

WILLIAM N. PAGE, resigned. 

THOMAS J. ROUNER, appointed Term expires 1949 

LELAND A. WILDES Term expires 1948 

PAUL E. DODSON Term expires 1950 

Population — 1,998 by 1945 census 

Town Area — 8,572 acres. 

1947 Tax Rate — $33.00 per $1,000.00 valuation. 

Annual Town Meeting: — First Monday in March — March 1, 1948. 

Annual Election of Town Officers: — On Saturday following Town 
Meeting — March 6, 1948. 

Qualifications for Registration: — Twelve months continuous residence 
in the State of Massachusetts prior to March 1, 1948, and six months 
continuous residence in the Town of Lincoln prior to March 6, 1948. 

Town Office open daily 9.00 A.M. to 4.30 P.M., Saturdays 9.00 A.M. to 
12 noon. 



TOWN OFFICERS 7 

OFFICERS APPOINTED BY THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



Superintendent of Streets — Thomas W. Coan. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures — John J. Kelliher. 

Forest Warden — Edmund W. Giles, Deputy Warden — Joseph W. 
Trace y. 

Moth Superintendent — John J. Kelliher. 

Clerk of Selectmen — M. Elizabeth Causer. 

Inspector of Animals — Daniel E. Sherman. 

Member of District Nursing Committee — Alberta A. Fradd. 

Inspector of Slaughtering — John J. Kelliher. 

Registrar for three years — Andrew J. Dougherty. 

Dog Officers — John J. Kelliher, Edward B. Cunningham. 

Member of Board of Appeals for five years — D. Everett Sherman, Jr. 

Petroleum Inspector — Matthew H. Doherty. 

Burial Agent — George E. Cunningham. 

Surveyor of Cord Wood — Harold S. Cousins. 

Fence Viewers — John J. Kelliher, Thomas W. Coan. 

Field Drivers — Clyde Ballou, William Dean, Roland C. Mackenzie. 

Bureau of Old Age Assistance — Anthony J. Doherty, John J. Kelliher, 
M. Elizabeth Causer. 

Fire Engineers — Edmund W. Giles, Charles K. Fitts, Andrew J. 
Dougherty. 

Caretaker of Town Hall and Library — Orrin C. Wood. 

Constables — John J. Kelliher, George E. Cunningham. 

duel of Police —John J. Kelliher. 

Police Officer — Edward B. Cunningham. 

Special Police — James V. David, Thomas Dee, Andrew J. Dougherty, 
Hcrl>ert G. Farrar, Frank Gordon, Isaac Langille, Daniel Ryan, Sumner 
Smith, Francis J. Smith, Joseph Tracey, Henry Warner, Robert H. Booth, 
Many B. Knowles, Robert H. Morn'-, John Gilbert, Lawrence Hallett, 
I'ovi Bang, Edward Rooney, Orrin ('. Wood, James DeNormandie. 

Playground Committee, Ethan Murphy, David [odd. 

Veteran's Agent — John Todd. 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 



Annual Town Meeting 

Monday, March 3, 1947 

WARRANT 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
MIDDLESEX, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Lincoln in said County: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby required to notify the legal voters of said Town of 
Lincoln, qualified to vote in Town Meeting for the Transaction 
of Town affairs, to meet in the Town Hall in said Lincoln, on 
Monday, the third day of March next at 7:30 o'clock P.M., 
then and there to act on the following articles except Article 1 
and also to meet in said Town Hall on Saturday the eighth day 
of March next, at 12 o'clock Noon, then and there to act on the 
following Article 1, by posting a copy of this Warrant, by you 
attested in each of the Post Offices, and in some other public 
place in said Town seven days at least before the third day of 
March next: 

The polls for voting the Australian ballot on Saturday, 
March eighth, will be open at 12 o'clock Noon, and may be 
closed at 7 o'clock P.M. 

Article 1. To bring in their votes for the following Town 
Officers and any other officers required by law, to be elected by 
Australian Ballot, Viz: 

One Moderator for one year. 

One Town Clerk for one year. 

One member of the Board of Selectmen for three years. 

One member of the Board of Assessors for three years. 

One Treasurer for one year. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 9 

One Collector of Taxes for three years. 

One Auditor for one year. 

One member of the School Comnlittee for three years. 

One member of the Hoard of Water ( Commissioners for three 

years. 
One member of the Board of Water Commissioners for one 

year. 
One member of the Board of Health for three years. 
One Tree Warden for one year. 
One member of the Trust Fund Commissioners for three 

years. 
One member of the Trustees of the Bemis Fund for Free 

Public Lectures for three years. 
One member of the Board of Cemetery Commissioners for 

three years. 
One member of the Planning Board for five years, 
and also the question: 

"Shall the provisions of section forty of chapter seventy-one 
of the General Laws, as amended, relative to equal pay for men 
and women teachers be in force in this town?" Yes. 

No. 

Article 2. To bring in their votes for any committees, 
commissioners, trustees and other officers, required by law to 
be elected by ballot or otherwise. 

Article 3. To hear and act upon the reports of Town 
Officers, Committees, Commissioners and Trustees. 

Article 4. To fix the salaries and compensation of the 
Beveral elective officers of the Town and to determine whether 
any Department, Board or Committee shall be authorized to 
employ for additional compensation any of its members and to 
fix the additional compensation of such members. 

Article 5. To raise and appropriate money for the neces- 
sary and expedient purposes of the Town, and enact anything 
in relation to the same 



10 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to bor- 
row money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of 
the financial year beginning January 1, 1947, and to issue a 
note or notes therefor, payable within one year and to renew 
any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than 
one year in accordance with Section 17, Chapter 44, General 
Laws. 

Article 7. To see if the Town will rescind the vote adopted 
at the special meeting in June, 1946, appropriating the sum of 
$3,250.00 for the use of the Committee for the Ice Hockey and 
Skating Rink, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Article 8. To see if the Town will direct that the sum of 
$5,000.00 voted for the School Building Committee at the 
Special Town Meeting in June, 1946, be raised from taxation 
in 1947, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Article 9. To see if the Town will appropriate $750.00 for 
the purchase of a sand spreader and $45.00 for the deficiency 
in the appropriation in 1946 for a sickle mower, or take any 
other action relative thereto. 

Article 10. To see if the Town will vote that the moderator 
be elected for a three-year term, or take any action relative 
thereto. 

Article 11. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate a sufficient sum of money to pay the following un- 
paid 1946 bills. 

Fire Department, Fire Engineers $75 56 

Doherty's Garage 11 25 

Playground, Horace Partridge 12 50 

School Site, A. A. and S. N. Shurcliff 466 34 

School Dept., Philips Paper Co 29 85 



$595 50 
or take any action relative thereto. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 11 

Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $200.00 to employ an engineer to draw up 
specifications for heating the upper hall or take any other 
action relative thereto. 

Article 13. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $300.00 to repair the copper gutters and 

conductors on the Town Hall or take any other action relative 
thereto. 

Article 14. To see if the Town will appoint a committee to 
register its complaints to our representative in the General 
Court about the nuisance caused by noises from overhead 
planes and that he proceed to file a bill in the Legislature to 
curtail said nuisance, or take any other action on the question. 

Article 15. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of one hundred and sixty dollars to place 
Btreet lights on Concord Road from Baker Bridge northerly to 
the Concord Town Line, or take any other action relative 
thereto. 

Article 16. To determine whether the Town shall au- 
thorize the Selectmen to employ counsel in all matters relating 
to the deCordova-Dana Museum and Park with instructions 
to take such steps either in the legislature or in a court of com- 
petenl jurisdiction, or both, as such counsel may determine to 
be necessary to bring about to the maximum practicable extent 
the full intended purposes of the late Julian deCordova as 
evidenced by the terms of the deed of the said deCordova to 
the Town dated November 2 { ), 1940, and by the terms of his 

will and codicil, and to modify such terms insofar as the\ are 
impracticable and unworkable including anv one or more of I he 

following or other steps as such counsel may deem advisable: 
(1) by providing that all the annual income from both the 
trusts created by the will and codicil of the said deCordova, 
or Mich amounts thereof as may be lawfully allowed, Bhall be 
currently disbursed to the Town for the benefit of said Museum 
and Park; (2) by obtaining a determination and definition oi 
the rights, duties, powers and responsibilities of the respective 
parties interested in the upkeep, maintenance and improve- 
ment of said Museum and Park in t he admini>! rat ion thereof 



12 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

and in the promotion of educational and recreational purposes 
which will fulfill the: main purposes expressed by the said 

deCordova In the aforesaid deed, will and codicil; and (3) by 
forming a corporation under the provisions of G.L. (Ter. Ed.) 
Ch. 180, as amended or any other act now in force or hereafter 
enacted, for the purpose of receiving and expending the monies 
to be paid from time to time to the Town for the benefit of said 
Museum and Park and managing and operating said Museum 
and Park; and to determine whether the Town shall take any 
other action in relation thereto. 

Article 17. To determine whether the Town shall au- 
thorize the Selectmen upon advice of counsel employed by 
them to execute, acknowledge and deliver proper instruments 
of conveyance and transfer of all property of the deCordova- 
Dana Museum and Park held by the Town to a corporation 
organized under the provisions of G.L. (Ter. Ed.) Ch. 180 as 
amended or any other act now in force or hereafter enacted for 
the purpose among other things of holding all the properties 
comprising said Museum and Park and operating the same, or 
take any other action in relation thereto. 

Article 18. To see if the Town will vote to reconsider, 
rescind, or alter in any way the vote or the plan passed under 
Article 12, at a Special Town Meeting held June 28, 1946, or 
take any other action on the question. 

Article 19. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate money to acquire land for a new school house and, or, 
other public buildings, or take any other action on the question. 

Article 20. To determine whether the Town shall au- 
thorize the Selectmen to employ counsel to take such steps as 
may be necessary to enable the Town to erect a school building 
upon the land owned by the Town by virtue of the will of John 
H. Pierce, and to use the balance of said land for school, play- 
ground, educational and recreational purposes, and further to 
take such steps as may be necessary to enable the Town to use 
so much of the annual income bequeathed to it by the wills of 
the said John H. Pierce and Elsie Pierce, including income 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 13 

accumulated thereon, as the Selectmen in their discretion shall 
consider advisable for the foregoing purposes, the balance, if 

any, of said income to be used for hospital treatment by such 
inhabitants of the Town as in the opinion of the Selectmen 

should be in financial need (hereof; and furl her to take such 

steps as may be necessary to permit the Town to use the sum 
bequeathed to the Town by the will of Charles S. Smith to- 
wards the construction of a school house upon said land devised 
to the Town by said will of said John 1 1. Pierce, or to take any 
other action in relation to any one or more of the foregoing 
matters. 

Article 21. To see if the Town will instruct the Selectmen 
in whole or in part as follows and appropriate money therefor 
or take any action relative thereto: To take such action as may 
be necessary, by litigation, by petition for legislation or by 
other lawful means, (unless legal advice which they shall first 
secure shall be to the effect that there is no reasonable chance 
of such action's being successful) to enable the Town to use the 
annual income under the wills of John H. Pierce and Elsie 
Pierce and under the decree of the Supreme Judicial Court 
dated March 8, 1930, and income accumulated thereon to pro- 
vide (l ) medical and hospital care and treatment for such in- 
habitants of the Town as the Selectmen or the Board of I lealth 
may deem to be deserving, (2) such dental care and treatment 
for inhabitants of the Town of high school age and under as the 
Board of Health may deem to be reasonable, (3) such other 
facilities and services as the Board of Health may deem suitable 
generally to maintain, improve, or maintain and Improve, the 
health of the inhabitants of the Town or a substantial number 
thereof, and (4) for maintenance of the property as a park, as in 
their discretion the Selectmen shall consider advisable. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of thi^ Warrant with 
your doings thereon to the Town ( )lerk, at or before the time 
for the meeting aforesaid. Given under our hands this loth 
day ol February in the ve.u- ol our lord one thousand nine 

hundred and tort \ seven, 

SI \l\l R SMI III. 

II. Bit ,11 ( )\\ Mil I S, 



14 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

February 21st, 1947. 

I have served this Warrant by posting attested eopies at 
both Post Offices, the Railroad Station and Town Hall, seven 
days before the date of said meeting. 

JOHN J. KELLIHER, 

Constable. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 15 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
Monday, March 3, 1947 

In accordance with the above Warrant, the meeting was 

called tO order by the Moderator at 7.30 o'clock P.M., the 
return of the Warrant was read, the Moderator called atten- 
tion to Article 1, and explained the use of the microphones 

installed in the upper and lower halls. 

Article 2. Voted: That Harold S. Cousins and Joseph R. 
Tracey be elected Measurers of Wood and Bark for the en- 
suing year. 

Article 3. Under this Article, Mr. George G. Tarbell re- 
quested the exception of the report of the Board of Assessors 
and spoke of the outstanding devotional service to the Town 
of the Chairman of the Board, Philip R. Snelling, in compiling 
plans of all properties in the Town, and hoped the Town would 
accept the report with a good loud yes, in response to this 
appeal a good loud yes was heard in accepting the report. 
Previously the reports of the Town officers, Commit' 
Commissioners and Trustees as printed in the Town Report 
were accepted. 

Article 4. Voted: That the salaries of the (lee ted officers 

of the Town for the current year be fixed at tin- following 
amounts respectively: 

Selectmen each .. $200 00 Assessors, Chairman $200 00 

Treasurer 200 00 Assessors, other member! each. 175 no 

Collector of Taxes 1,375 00 Auditor 150 00 

Town Clerk 250 oo Water Commia loners each ... 75 00 

and that the Water Commissioners be authorized to employ 
one of their members as Superintend* nt of the Water Depart- 
ment at a salary of 1400.00 per year, and thai one or more 
( 'emetery ( lommissioners be authorized to work on the I Vme- 
ter\ grounds at the rate of .90c per hour, and that the Board 

of Assessors he authorized to emplm one or more ni their 

members at the rate of $1.50 per hour. 



16 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Article 5. Voted: To appropriate the sum of 8203,925.00 
for several purposes in the manner and from the sources se1 
forth in the RepoH of the Finance Committee to the Town 
on pages 67 to 72 (both inclusive) in the Town Report for 
1946, read to the meeting to wit as follows, but increasing the 
appropriation for Planning Board by $50.00 to S330.00. 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 
Selectmen 

1. Salaries $600 00 

2. Clerk, Salary 1,590 00 

3. Supplies and Miscellaneous 280 00 $2,470 00 

Treasurer 

4. Salary 200 00 

5. Asst. Treasurer, Salary 200 00 

6. Supplies and Miscellaneous 164 00 564 00 

Collector of Taxes 

7. Salary 1,375 00 

8. Supplies and Miscellaneous 325 00 1,700 00 

Clerk 

9. Salary 250 00 

10. Supplies and Miscellaneous 35 00 285 00 

Assessors 

11. Salaries 550 00 

12. Supplies and Miscellaneous 176 00 726 00 

Auditor 

13. Salary 150 00 150 00 

Legal 

14. Counsel 1,000 00 1,000 00 

Election and Registration 

15. Salaries 

16. Listing 

17. Supplies and Miscellaneous 160 00 510 00 



Town Hall 

18. Janitor 

19. Fuel 

20. Repairs 

21. Supplies and Miscellaneous 928 00 4,192 00 



200 


00 


150 


00 


160 


00 


2,314 00 


400 


00 


550 


00 


928 00 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 17 

Planning Hoard 

22. Supplies and Miscellaneous $330 00 $330 00 

Finance Commit tec 

23. Supplies and Miscellaneous !0 00 JO 00 

Toi \i.s FOR GENERAL GOVERNMENT $11,957 00 



PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY 
Police 

24. Salaries $4,669 00 

25. Radio 500 00 

26. Supplies and Miscellaneous 890 00 $6,059 00 

Fire Department 

27. Salaries 200 00 

28. Labor a1 fires 1,500 00 

29. Operation of equipment 1,150 00 

30. Supplies and Miscellaneous 582 00 3,432 00 

Tree and Moth Department 

31. Labor 2,650 00 

32. Supplies .iiiM Miscellaneous 1,160 00 3,810 00 

Hoard of Appeals 

33. Services and Miscellaneous 250 00 250 00 

Building Inspector 

34. Salary and Transportation 200 00 

35. Supplies and Miscellaneous 15 00 215 00 

TOTALS FOP PROTECTION OF PERSONS 

AND PROPERTY $13,766 00 

HEALTH AND SANITATION 
Board o! Health 

36. Salary of Nurses $2,286 00 

M, Automobile soo oo 

)&, Mosquito Control 715 00 

19, Well Child Clinic 175 00 

id. Supplies and Miscellaneous ' K 00 

Inspector <>f Animals 
11. Salan 100 00 LOO 



loi \i s I ok HEALTH AND SAN1 I \i ION 



18 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

HIGHWAYS 

General Highway Maintenance 

42. Wages Si l, 200 00 

43. Supplies and Miscellaneous 8,750 00 

44. Street Lights 1,180 00 $24,130 00 

Chapter 90 11 ,000 00 1 1 ,000 00 

Machinery 

45. Repairs and Maintenance 2,700 00 2,700 00 

TOTALS FOR HIGHWAYS $37,830 00 

CHARITIES 

46. Old Age Assistance 12,500 00 

47. Aid to Dependent Children 1,000 00 

48. Public Welfare 1,500 00 15,000 00 

TOTALS FOR CHARITIES $15,000 00 

VETERAN'S AID 

49. Soldiers' Relief 1,000 00 1,000 00 

TOTALS FOR VETERAN'S AID $1,000 00 

EDUCATION 
Schools 

50. Salaries 33,892 98 

51. Transportation 10,388 99 

52. Tuition and Vocational Education . . . 13,921 00 

53. Equipment, Supplies and Miscellaneous 6,293 03 64,496 00 

Library 

54. Salaries 1,200 00 

55. Books 700 00 

56. Supplies and Miscellaneous 603 00 1,992 00 

TOTALS FOR EDUCATION $66,488 00 

RECREATION 

57. Ball Field 726 00 

58. Summer Playground 600 00 1,326 00 

TOTALS FOR RECREATION $1,326 00 

CEMETERY 

59. Salaries and Wages 1,100 00 

60. Supplies and Miscellaneous 400 00 1,500 00 

TOTALS FOR CEMETERY $1,500 00 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 19 

UNCLASSIFIED 

61. Town Reports $760 00 

62. Memorial Day 7 ; 00 

63. Kent Of Dump 201) 00 

64. Insurance 2,450 00 

65. Reserve Fund J,000 00 

TOTALS FOR I ^CLASSIFIED $6,485 00 

TOWN DEBT 

66. Bonds 5,000 00 

67. Interest 125 00 5,125 00 

'in I \l.s FOR TOWN DEBT $5,12 

TOTAL RECOMMENDATIONS $165,275 00 

\\ \li.k WORKS J7,650 00 

Thai for the Board of Health $460.00 be received from 
School Department. For Chap. 90 State and County share 

of S8,0()(). oo be taken from Free Cash and returned to Free 
Cash when received. For Education $225.00 be taken from 
the DeCordova School Equipment Trust Fund income. For 
unclassified $3,000.00 be taken from Overlay Surplus. For 
'I own Debt $5,125.00 be received from Water Works, and the 

Water Works appropriation of $37,650.00 be taken from 
Water Works Treasury. 

Article 6. Voted: Thai the Town Treasurer with the ap- 
proval of the Selectmen, be authorized to borrow money from 
time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial 
year beginning January 1, L947, and to issue .i note or notes 
therefor, payable within one year, and to renew any note or 
notes a- may be given for a period of [ess than one year, in 
accordance with Section 17, Chapter 44, General I. aw-. 

Article 7. Voted: Thai the Town rescind the vote adopted 
under Article 7 at the meeting of June 28, 1946, appropriating 
tin- Mim of $3,250.00 for the use of the Committee for the Ice 

Hocke) and Skating l\ink, and that the matter of an Ice 

llo<ke\ Rink be recommitted to the same Committee with 
instruction to report to the next Town Meeting. 

Article s. Voted: That the Bum of $5,000.00 appropriated 
at the Special Town Meeting, June 28, 1946, undei \rti<!, is 
for the expenses of the School Building Committee, be raised 



20 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

from luxation in 1947, and that tin: Treasurer return that 
sum in this amount to Surplus. 

Article 9. Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate 
the sum of $750.00 for the purchase of a Band-spreader and 
$45.00 for the deficiency in the appropriation in 1946 for a 
sickle mower. 

Article 10. Voted: That the moderator he elected for a 

three-year term. 

Article 11. Voted: That the sum of $129.16 be raised and 
appropriated to pay the following 1946 bills: — 

Fire Engineers 1946 Fees $75 56 

Doherty's Garage 11 25 

Horace Partridge 12 50 

Phillips' Paper Company 29 85 



$129 16 



and that the sum of $466.34 be raised and appropriated to 
pay the 1946 bill of A. A. and S. N. Shurtcliff. 

Article 12. Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate 
the sum of $200.00 to employ an engineer to draw up speci- 
fications for heating the upper hall. 

Article 13. Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate 
the sum of $300.00 to repair the copper gutters and conductors 
on the Town Hall. 

Article 14. Voted: To lay on the table. 

Article 15. Voted: That the Towm raise and appropriate 
the sum $160.00 to place street lights on Concord Road from 
Baker Bridge northerly to the Concord Town Line. 

Article 16. Voted: That the Selectmen are hereby author- 
ized to employ counsel in all matters relating to the de Cor- 
dova-Dana Museum and Park with instructions to take such 
steps either in the legislature or in a court of competent juris- 
diction, or both, as the Selectmen with advice of counsel may 
determine to be necessary to bring about to the maximum 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 21 

practicable extent the full intended purposes of the late Julian 
de Cordova as evidenced by the terms of the deeds of the 

said de Cordova to the down dated November l ( )\\i, 1930, 

and by the terms of liis will and codicil, and to modify BUCh 

terms insofar as they are impracticable and unworkable in- 
cluding any one or more of the following or other stepe as 

SUCh counsel max deem advisahle; (1) \>\ providing that all 

the annual income from both the trusts created by the will 

and codicil of" the Said de ( 'ordova or BUCh amounts thereof 3S 

may be lawfully allowed, shall In- currently disbursed to the 
Town for- the benefit of said Museum and Park; (2) by ob- 
taining a determination and definition of the rights, duties, 
powers and responsibilities of the respective parties interested 

in the upkeep, maintenance and improvement of Said Museum 

and I 'ark, in the administration thereof, and in the promotion 
of educational and recreational purposes which will fulfill the 
main purposes expressed l>\ the said de Cordova in the afore- 
said (\v\-i\, will and codicil; and (3) l>\ forming a charitable 
corporation to be incorporated by such incorporators and 

operated !>\ such trustees and officers, as the de ( 'ordova-1 )ana 
Museum and Park Committee with the advice of counsel, 

may determine for the purpose of receiving and expending 

the monies to he paid from time to time for the benefit of 
said Museum and Park, and managing and operating -aid 
Museum and Park and for such other purposes connected 

therewith as said de Cordova-Dana museum and Park Com- 
mittee with the advice of such counsel may determine; the 

counsel employed pursuant to this vote, if not otherwise com- 
pensated, to be paid l>\ the Town out of the funds received 
from said de ( lordova or hi- estate. 

Article 17. Voted: That the Selectmen are hereby au- 
thorized upon advice of counsel employed l>\ them, to exe- 
cute, acknowledge and deliver proper instruments of com 
.nice ,wu\ transfer of all the property of thedet )ordo> a-Dana 
Museum .u\<\ Park now held or hereafter acquired bj the 
Town t<> a corporation organized pursuant t<> the vote passed 
under A i tit le 16 «>f the \\ arrant for this meeting. 

Article is. \ motion "that the following motion" be 

substituted for the main motion, " That the Town rescind the 



22 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

vote of the Town under Article 12, at a Special Town Meet- 
ing held June 28, 1946" was lost, For 139, Against 314. 
The following main motion was then voted down, Moved: 

That the VOte passed under .\rti< h 12, at the Special Town 

Meeting held June 28, 1946, he altered and amended by sub- 
stituting therein a changed description of the land to be ac- 
quired so thai s.iid VOte shall read as follows: That the Select- 
men be and they are hereby authorized and directed to ac- 
quire within 60 days, or as near thereto as reasonably possible, 
in fee for school purposes, by purchase, gift, eminent domain 
or in any other way a certain parcel of land in Lincoln on the 
westerly side of Lincoln Road adjacent to the ball field, shown 
in part on a plan entitled "Plan of land in Lincoln, Mass., 
dated January 18th, 1946, Everett M. Brooks, Civil Engineer, 
on file in the Town Clerk's office being part of a parcel marked 
W on said plan, the whole of said parcel to be acquired 
being further bounded and described as follows: 

"Beginning at a point in the northwesterly side line of Lin- 
coln Road 232 feet southwesterly from the intersection of said 
northwesterly side line of Lincoln Road and the boundary line 
between land now or formerly of Harold S. Cousins, and land 
of Sumner Smith; thence the line runs northwesterly 152 feet 
more or less to a point; thence northwesterly 156 feet more or 
less to a stone bound; thence northwesterly 70 feet to a point; 
thence northwesterly, northerly and northeasterly 102 feet 
more or less to a stone bound; thence northeasterly 161 feet 
more or less to a stone bound; thence northeasterly 431.26 
feet to a stone bound; thence northeasterly 225.65 feet to a 
stone bound; thence northwesterly 250.54 feet to a stone 
bound; thence northwesterly 349.68 feet to a point; thence 
southwesterly 46.16 feet to a point; thence southwesterly 
612.59 feet to a stone bound; thence southeasterly 237.83 feet 
to a stone bound; thence southwesterly 166 feet more or less 
to a stone bound; thence southwesterly, southerly and south- 
easterly 143 feet more or less to a brook at land now or form- 
erly of the estate of William C. Peirce, the last fourteen 
courses and distances being by land of the Town of Lincoln; 
thence southwesterly by said brook by said land now or 
formerly of the estate of William C. Peirce, 29 feet more or 
less to a point at land now or formerly of the estate of Helen 
O. Storrow; thence north 61° 38' 55" west passing through a 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 23 

stone bound, 109 feet more or less to a stone hound; thence 

north 85° 23' oo" west 410.43 feel to a Btone hound; thence 

north 11° 14' 30" west 217.80 feet to a Btone hound; tli. 

north 22° 08' 40" west 26.11 feet to a Btone bound; thence 
north 4° 48' 5o" west 165 feet to a Btone bound ; then* e north 
44° 58' 50" east 260.70 feet to a Btone hound; thence north 
2° 46' 50" east 238.60 feet to a Btone bound; thence north 

12° 22' oo" east 278.52 feet to a stone hound; thence north 
7° 03' 10" west 98.21 feet to a stone bound; thence north 19° 
55' 30" oast 132 feet to a Btone hound ; thence northeasterly to 
the brook; the last eleven courses and distances being by said 
land now or formerly of the estate of I lelen O. St arrow; thence 
easterly hy the center line of BdJd hrook to the .stone wall at 
land now or formerly of Palmer; thence southerly hy said 
stone wall to a drill hole at a point where said stone wall joins 
another stone wall; thence easterly by said other stone wall 
230 feet to the brook; the last two courses and distances being 
by said land now or formerly of Palmer; thence in a general 
southeasterly, easterly, southerly and southwesterly direction 
by the c<nter line of said brook, by land of Sumner Smith and 
land now or formerly of Harold S. Cousins 1,500 feet more 
or less to a point 40 feet northeasterly from the southwesterly 
boundary of land of the Town of Lincoln over which the road 
to the hall field runs; thence southeasterly in a straight line 
to a point in the northwesterly side line of Lincoln Road 40 
feet northeasterly from the stone wall at the intersection of 
the boundary line between land now or formerly of the estate 
of William C. IVirce and land of the Town of Lincoln with 
said northwesterly side line of Lincoln Road; thence south- 
westerly by said northwesterly side line of Lincoln Road, to 

the point of beginning; all of the described premises supposed 

to he ow ned by Sumner Smith; or however said premises may 

he hounded, ineasiuvd and described; that there he and there 

is hereby appropriated for Baid purposes the sum of $12,000.00" 
and that the vote of June 28th, 1946, as so altered and amended 
be adopted and confirmed. 

Article 19. India this Article the main motion under 

Article 18 was ( arried bj a vote of, For 309, Against 104, 

Voted: That the matter of Btudying the advisability ^i pur- 
chasing the Town barn so called or purchasing land and 



24 TOWN ()!■ I. IV OLN 

erecting a building thereon to house highway and other equip- 
ment be referred to the Planning Committee, with instruc- 
tions tO report .it the next Town Meeting, and thai the sum 

of $1,000.00 be appropriated for their use 

Article 20. Voted: To postpone indefinitely. 

Article 21. Voted: That the Town instruct the Selectmen 
to take such action as may be necessary, by litigation, by peti- 
tion for legislation or by other lawful means (unless legal ad- 
vice which they shall first secure shall be to the effect that 

there is no reasonable chance of such actions being successful) 
to enable the Town to use the annual income under the wills 
of John H. Peirce and Elsie Pierce and under the decree of 
the Supreme Judicial Court dated March 8, 1930, and in- 
come accumulated thereon to provide (1) medical and hospi- 
tal care and treatment for such inhabitants of the Town as 
the Selectmen or the Board of Health may deem to be de- 
serving, (2) such dental care and treatment for inhabitants 
of the Town of high school age and under as the Board of 
Health may deem to be reasonable, (3) such other facilities 
and services as the Board of Health may deem suitable gen- 
erally to maintain, improve or maintain and improve the 
health of the inhabitants of the Town or a substantial num- 
ber thereof, and (4) for maintenance of the property as a 
park, as in their discretion the Selectmen shall consider ad- 
visable, and that the sum of $1,000.00 be raised and appro- 
priated for such actions. 



Voted to adjourn at 12.15 A.M. 



WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 25 



ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION 
Saturday, March 8, 1947 

In accordance with Article 1 of the Warrant for the Animal 
Town Meeting the Polls were declared open at 1 2 (/(lock Noon 
by the Moderator, the ballot box had been previously in- 
spected and the following ballot clerks duly sworn, Helena A. 
])cc, Bertha V. Bowles, Manley B. Boyce, Joseph Frazier, 
William ( ). Causer and Howard Snelling. The Polls were 

(Iceland closed at 7 o'clock P.M., with the following result. 

Total number of ballots cast 630. 

MODERATOR (1 Year) 

I tonald P. Donaldson 595 

Scattering 1 

Blanks 34 

TOWN CLERK (1 Year) 

William H. Davis 609 

Scattering 2 

Blanks 19 

SELECTMAN (3 Years) 

John Todd 577 

Scat tering 6 

Blanks 47 

ASSESSOR (3 Years) 

Philip K. Snelling 567 

Scattering 1 

Blanki 62 

TREASURER (1 Year) 

Frederick B. Taylor 566 

Seal tering 6 

Blanks 58 

COLLECTOR OF TAXES (3 Years) 

William II. Davis 598 

ittering 2 

Blanks 90 

AUDITOR (1 Year) 

Jam.-. \v. Lennon ; 

Blanki ;; 



26 TOWN OK LINCOLN 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE (3 Years) 

Malcolm L. Donaldson 317 

Rev. Rollin J. Fairbanks 107 

Blanks 6 

WATER COMMISSIONER (3 Years) 

Sumner Smith 505 

Scattering 1 

Blanks 124 

WATER COMMISSIONER (1 Year) 

Robert W. Scott 539 

Scattering 1 

Blanks 90 

BOARD OF HEALTH (3 Years) 

Dr. Paul L. Norton 567 

Scattering 4 

Blanks 59 

TREE WARDEN (1 Year) 

John J. Kelliher 558 

Blanks 72 

COMMISSIONER OF TRUST FUNDS (3 Years) 

Henry DeC. Ward 556 

Scattering 1 

Blanks 73 

TRUSTEE OF BEMIS FUND (3 Years) 

Mabel H. Todd 554 

Blanks 76 

CEMETERY COMMISSIONER (3 Years) 

George E. Cunningham 572 

Blanks 58 

PLANNING BOARD (5 Years) 

Eveleth R. Todd 476 

Henry Warner 127 

Blanks 27 

Question (Equal pay for men and women teachers) 

Yes 196 

No 313 

Blanks 121 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPOR1 27 

March 17th, 1947. 

A recount of the ballots cast at the Annual Town El© lion 

for tlic office of School Committeeman was held this 'Li- 
the Town Hall, with the following result: 

Malcolm L. I Donaldson 517 

Rev. Rollin J. Fairbanks 308 

Blanks 5 

WILLIAM II. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 



JURY LIST, 1947 



Name 
James L. Cunningli.ua 
Philip A. Davis 
Malcolm L. I tonaldson 
Roger V Faber 
Norman \\ . Fradd 
John B, ( larrison 
Roberl W. Gray 
Ales \\ . I lammer, Jr. 
Edmund s. Kelley, Jr. 
1 1. Arnold MacLean 
John P. Monks 

Roberl II. Morn- 

Walter N. Nelson 

Arthur \Y. Kit .-. \v. 
Leonard A. Rooney 
( )n in I . Savage 

John ( '. Tead 
David Todd 
I lent v I )c( '. Ward 
1 lenry Warner 
Frederick C Weld 
( Iharles I.. Westman 

Appointed June 23rd, 1947. 



Occupation 
Far me r 
JlUlior Kngineering Aid 

Sale-man 

Radio Service Man 

Physical I >i rector 

Salesman 

Snipping Manager 

Insurance 

Treasurer 

Salesman 

Physician 

Photographer 

Executive 

Sales Engineer 

Electrician 

Accountant 

Clerk 

Personnel Man 
Investment Counsellor 

Real 1 

Clerk 

Electrical Contractor 



\\ II .1.1 \M ll. DAVIS, 



28 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Licenses 

Total number of Dog Licenses issued during the year 1947, 
— 286; namely 179 Male, 4/5 Female, 61 spayed Female and 
3 Kennel for which the mud of S697.80 has been paid to the 
Town Treasurer. 

Sporting, etc., issued during the year 1947—51 Fishing, 
54 Hunting, 60 Sporting, Minor Fishing 16, Citizens Trapping 
1, Non-resident Hunting 1, 3 duplicate for which the sum of 
$396.25 has been paid to the Division of Fisheries and Game 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 



2<) 



VITAL STATISTICS 
48 Births, 24 Marriages, and 20 Deaths were recorded dur- 
ing the year ending December 31st, 1947. 

Births 



Date of Birth 


Name "i Chfld 


- of Parents 


Nov. 


4. 


1940* 


Robei 1 ■rhani, Jr. 


Robert s. and Lorraine W. Gorham 


De . 


11, 


1940 


Christopher Lloyd < ianiaon 


David I., and AIi< <• F. Carrison 


i). . 


13, 


1946 


Helen Lanigan 


Fram : nan 


Jan. 


2. 


1949 


Helen Gilbert 


John \V. and Jo-ephine I.. Gilbert 


Jan. 


17. 


1947 


David Eugene Bardsley 


Theod. 1 ris A. Bardsley 


Jan. 


19, 


1917 


Donald Niels Jei. 


Holgar J. and Grace A. Jensen 


Jan. 


JO. 


PM7 


Robert Bryant Billings 


: rion B. Billings 


Jan. 


30. 


1947 


Mary Wally Heck 


Stanley and Mary H. Heck 


Feb. 


B, 


1947 


sibyl Baldwin Greene 


Frederick II. and Helen H. Greene. Jr. 


Feb 


17. 


1947 


Kathleen Alice Davis 


Francis J. and Shirley II. Davis 




-'». 


1947 


Patricia Ann Malloy 


Robert J. and Terese A. Malloy 




29, 


1947 


William Michael Dean. Jr. 


William M. and Madelyn L. Dean 


April 


1, 


1947 


Sanford Savior Winchell 


Guilbert S. and Amy J. Winchell 


April 


12. 


1947 


Soaaa Jaye Moses 


John P. and Alice M. Moses 




2. 


1947 


Catherine Cantrell Foos 


Caldwell B. and Louise C. Foos 


May 


7, 


1917 


i laniblen Peterson 


Edward H. and Virginia M. Peterson 






1947 


John R 


Robert W. and Anne U. Scott 


May 


30. 


1947 


Vincent I.ennon 


:inon 




20, 


I'M, 


'.illis 


N'iel and Jane M. C.illis 




11, 


I'M. 




\. Watson 


M ,. 


11, 


1947 




Hermoa n. m Scott 


JUM 


6. 


1947 


David bell 


Richard P, and Martha F. Winehell 


June 


1 1 


1947 


Carol | hiesscn 


Artln:- *en 






1917 


. :It. Jr. 


mart 




26, 


1917 Ki. bard Dnwaine Potter, n 


Ki. hard D. and i ' 



30 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 
Births — Continued 



Date of Birth 


Name of Child 


Names of Parents 


July 


18, 


1947 


Paul William O'Reilly 


Joseph J. and Camilla M. O'Reilly 


Aug. 


2, 


1947 


Diane Heath Cousins 


Ashley B. and Doris A. Cousins 


Aug. 


11. 


1947 


Christine Babcock 


Basil P., Jr., and Eleanor E. Babcock 


Aug. 


19, 


1947 


Dana Marion Haden 


Russell L. and Constance E. Haden 


Aug. 


23, 


1947 


Robert Adams Lorrey 


Robert H. and Katie L. Lorrey 


Sept. 


2, 


1947 


Hathaway Tew 


John B. and Valerie H. Tew 


Sept. 


3, 


1947 


Richard Bernard Campobasso 


Anthony B. and Dora M. Campobasso 


Sept. 


5, 


1947 


Frank Wright Garrison, II 


John B. and Barbara F. Garrison 


Sept. 


8, 


1947 


Cynthia Edna Nystrom 


Foster H. and Edna C. Nystrom 


Sept. 


10, 


1947 


Electa White Kane 


Henry B. and Elizabeth C. Kane 


Sept. 


18, 


1947 


Braden Greenleaf Woodhull 


Dean H. and Martha D. Woodhull 


Sept. 


25, 


1947 


Priscilla Heath Hedge 


Elliott R. and Mary F. Hedge 


Sept. 


29, 


1947 


Nancy Elizabeth Bergen 


Kenneth W. and Emily K. Bergen 


Sept. 


30, 


1947 


Ann Middleton Bradshaw 


Donald S. and Joanna C. Bradshaw 


Oct. 


11, 


1947 


Joseph Dominic Gentile 


Joseph F. and Kathleen P. Gentile 


Oct. 


15, 


1947 


Philip Yardley DeNormandie 


James and Martha P. DeNormandie 


Oct. 


17, 


1947 


James Larry Park 


James E. and Josephine R. Park 


Oct. 


18, 


1947 


Ephraim Bemis Flint, II 


Warren F. and Margaret S. Flint 


Oct. 


19, 


1947 


Jane Alice LeBlanc 


Alphonse J. and Alice M. LeBlanc 


Oct. 


25, 


1947 


Walter Leo VanWart, Jr. 


Walter L. and Mary C. VanWart 


Nov. 


12, 


1947 


Judith Anne Maclnnis 


Raymond A. and Shirley A. Maclnnis 


Nov. 


13, 


1947 


Bayard Francis Tracy 


Charles A.. Jr. and Mary J. Tracy 


Nov. 


16, 


1947 


Donna Lee Goodale 


Winfield G. L. and Florence M. Goodale 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 
Marriages 



31 



Date of Marriage 



Names 



Resident e 



Jan. 14. 1947 
Feb. 1, 1947 
Feb. 14, 1947 
Mar. 8, 1947 
April 5, 1947 
April 16, 1947 
April 27, 1947 
April 24, 1947 
May 3, 1947 
June 9. 1947 
June 14, 1947 
June 16. 1947 
June 29. 1947 
July 19, l'M7 
Aug. 1, 1947 
Aug. 2. 1947 
Ann. 24, 1<M7 

Sept <>. 1947 



Elmer A. Rollins 
Gladys Snow Fit* li 

Leo John Valliere 

Mary Elizabeth Harrington 

Irving Hanson Chase 
Anne O. Crane 

James E. Park 

Josephine Kathleen Rando 

George E. Ferriss 
Virginia A. Goodell 

Edward B. Cunningham 
Elizabeth Coletta 

Francis Umbrello, Jr. 
Florence M. Patriacca 

Curtis R. Knight. Jr. 
Nathalie C. Pearl 

William George Murphy 
Jeanette Eleanor Kerrigan 

Raymond Alfred Maclnnis 
Shirley Anna Giles 

John S. Cowles 
Eveleth T. Cooper 

Walter Herbert Baldwin 
Ethel Louise Roulliard 

I [arold Herman Shaw 
Ethel Constance Silva 

Donald Eugene Love 
Dorothy Ann Winchell 

ThomM Mutt Osborne. 2nd 
Victoria Lee i [enderaon 

Jerome Roman Smith 
Prancef Gertrude Murphy 

Robert John Lawuu 
Jean !'. Nyhofan 

f"lm Prrnticr Dcnio 

Nancy Hall 



Lincoln 
Cambridge 

Lexington 
Lincoln 

Worcester 

Lincoln 

Boston 
Lincoln 

Lincoln 
Newton 

Lincoln 
Lincoln 

Lincoln 
Newton 

Lincoln 
Pelham 

Lincoln 
Manchester 

Lexington 
Lincoln 

Ipswich 
Florida 

Lincoln 
Arlington 

\cton 
Lincoln 

California 
Lincoln 

Michigan 
Lincoln 

Lincoln 
Lincoln 

Co nco rd 
Arlington 

Lincoln 

ley Hill* 



32 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 
Marriages — Continued 



Date of Marriage 


Names 


Residence 


Sept. 7, 1947 


Joseph Mannarino 


Lincoln 




Florence Ann Brandolino 


Watertown 


Sept. 20, 1947 


Milliage E. Morris 


Lincoln 




Beatrice May Menard 


Philadelphia, Pa. 


Sept. 27, 1947 


Charles Lewis Forberg 


Cambridge 




Beate Eveline Gropius 


Lincoln 


Oct. 11, 1947 


Edward Warren Mann 


Lincoln 




Esther Louise McMorran 


Boston 


Oct. 18, 1947 


Philip A. Davis 


Lincoln 




Priscilla Pratt 


Concord 


Nov. 26, 1947 


David Knox Langstaff 


New York 




Barbara Helen Beers 


Lincoln 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 
Deaths 



33 











Age 




Date of Death 


Name 


Y. 


M. 


D. 


Jan. 10. 


1947 


Sarah Emma Laird 


90 





5 


Jan. 22, 


1947 


Harold Gardner 


60 








Feb. 14, 


1947 


Maria Octavia Gunneson 


68 


8 





Mar. 29, 


1947 


Marjorie Anna MacAskill 


70 


4 


3 


Mar. 14, 


1947 


Niels Jensen 


82 


11 


17 


Mar. 26, 


1947 


Ellen E. Martin 


79 








May 10, 


1947 


Addie Groves 


93 


9 


2 


May 29, 


1947 


John Howard Wilkins 


66 


6 


21 


June 3, 


1947 


Anders Pedersen 


72 


4 


24 


June 11, 


1947 


William Michael Dean, Jr. 




2 


13 


June 12, 


1947 


Martha Howard 






3 


July 17, 


1947 


Levagge Attardo 


55 








July 31, 


1947 


Barbara Sutherland 


90 


9 


12 


Aug. 2, 


1947 


Everett Elmer Ryan 


66 


10 


16 


Sept. 1, 


1947 


Jalyosis Kalnanos 


61 








Sept. 6. 


1947 


Mary A. Wilson 


55 








Oct. 21, 


1947 


John E. McHugh 


64 


1 


2 


Oct. 23. 


1947 


Patrick Dolan 


82 


6 


13 


Nov. 8. 


1947 


John Misseri 


74 








Dec. 29, 


1947 


Owen E. Martin 


76 


3 


20 



34 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



THE STATE OF THE TOWN 



In reviewing the months of 1947, the Selectmen cannot 
help but reflect a sense of well being regarding the state of the 
community generally. The Town departments coming within 
our jurisdiction have operated, we believe, efficiently and 
smoothly. The Highway Department performed its main- 
tenance and construction work diligently and intelligently and 
has shown that it is equipped with the apparatus and ability 
to handle the extraordinary snow conditions of recent weeks. 
Fire losses for the past year have been relatively low and we 
consider that the skill and alertness of the Fire Department 
coupled with the commendable fire mindedness of the towns- 
people contributed greatly to the prevention of a major loss 
during the drought last fall. Praise is extended to the Police 
Department which, in the Selectmen's opinion, has handled 
capably the duties which have been imposed upon it. The 
accomplishments of the aforementioned departments and 
others, such as the Town Hall and Ball Field, whose work has 
been appreciated, have been effected, we believe, without 
undue burden to the taxpayers. 

While we report on the past year with a feeling of gratitude 
for our seemingly satisfactory state, we cannot, we believe, 
look toward conditions next year, or, in the years to follow, 
with complete equanimity. Lincoln, as we all know, is grow- 
ing. We believe that its growth will continue at a steady 
pace in coming years. The Zoning Laws provide, to be sure, 
an ultimate check on the Town's building expansion, but, at 
some stage prior to maximum growth we shall find, we think, 
that the general character of the community has undergone 
significant changes. 

We have been operating until recent years at least, on a 
"shoestring." The agricultural nature of the Town with its 
resultant scattered population, permitted frugality in its 
government. The Town Hall and Library erected in the last 
century and the elementary school constructed in 1908 have 
sufficed because, while undergoing certain functional obso- 
lescence as the years went by, they still offered adequate space 
and essential appurtenances for people, books and pupils in 



THE STATE OF THE TOWN 35 

accordance with their respective purposes. For a similar 
reason it has been possible to house Town vehicles and ma- 
chinery in privately owned buildings. Frcm the time the 
horse drawn apparatus of the Highway Department was given 
up, we have been able to crowd into the space which thereto- 
fore had been occupied by horses, carts, and pungs, sufficient 
mechanized equipment to build and maintain our roads. 

The old way of operating ended, according to some citizens, 
with the construction of the Concord Turnpike. In 1936, the 
Zoning Laws, thought radically rigid in 1929, were made more 
stringent. Commencing about that time we started to enter 
a second period — the years of slow, but steady, population 
expansion. During this period we have used the same facili- 
ties built and enjoyed in the past. We have become aware, 
however, that while we have gotten along with what has been 
handed down to us, part of our legacy, at least, has been 
wearing out. Our school problem has clearly brought this 
home to us. The Town Barn situation is another shadow of 
coming events. The second period is, we think, about over 
and we are about to enter a third. This we might refer to as 
the period of modern Lincoln. Modern in the sense that all 
of the facilities and services which we have inherited, and at 
this writing are still using, must sooner or later, in view of our 
anticipated increased population, be replaced one by one. 
Our schools, we all agree, must be our first concern, but we 
cannot escape the fact that we shall have other problems. 
With no thought of the order in which they will arrive, we 
think of water supply and service, of playground planning, of 
a town hall and auditorium, enlargement of the library, ex- 
pansion of the Police and Fire Departments, the improvements 
of our roads, at least some of which (and we hope it may be 
delayed as long as possible) must be widened and straightened 
to carry the heavier traffic burden to come, and other 
problems of lesser, but significant importance. 

We mention these things which have already come, we are 
sure, to the minds of most citizens, to emphasize that we 
stand on the dividing line between the old and tin- new. To 

use a figure of speech, the watering trough in the Library 
Bquare, which to many symbolizes the <>M Town, is now in 
every sense an antique. Win-, you are asking, are we bring- 
ing ni> problems which will not have to be faced tor fifteen 






36 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

years or more? Our answer is, so that every citizen will be 
continually thinking about them. We say every citizen 
rather than every board and committee because the improve- 
ments effected in the next few years will be used, enjoyed, 
and paid for by everyone. We start the period of modern 
Lincoln with very little in the way of material things. We 
have, as residents of a relatively attractive community, an 
enviable challenge. Starting close to the bottom as we do, 
we can plan and build its physical facilities and shape its 
services as we choose. Work alone will not assure success. 
Foresight and a clear understanding of the entire Town pic- 
ture is also required. If we visualize future perplexities and 
prepare to meet them now, we shall attack them with confi- 
dence when they arrive. 



REPORT OF SELECTMEN 37 



REPORT OF BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



The Board organized with Sumner Smith, Chairman. 

Town Hall 

The Selectmen have received a bid of $3,880.00 for heating 
the upper hall, and one of $126.00 for weather stripping the 
windows. It is recommended that these sums be appropriated. 

Virginia and Bedford Roads 

The Town sued the U. S. Government for the loss of the 
use of parts of these roads. After the war the U. S. Govern- 
ment released the roads and paid the Town the net sum of 
$1,350.00 which was sufficient to repair their depreciation. 

Town Barn 

The Selectmen were required to heat a large part of this 
building in order to keep the trucks and grader ready for 
service at any time during cold weather. The Town spent 
$789.56 to do this and the owner of the barn supplied the 
heater and radiators. The highway equipment therefore was 
always ready for use as far as housing and temperature was 
concerned. 

Chapter 90 Roads 

This Title applies to roads which the County Commissioners 
"layout," after a petition signed by five inhabitants has been 
presented to them. 

The form of the petition is: 

"That Road is in need of relocation and specific 

repairs: 

"Wherefore we pray you to relocate said way and direct 
specific repairs thereon." 

Routes 117 and 126 were improved according to this pro- 
cedure and are maintained by funds from State. County and 
Town. Trapelo Road is a ( Chapter ( ><) project from the ( Center 
to the Water Basin, and three sections have been finished. If 
the Town votes the appropriation of $2,000 under Chapter 



38 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

90, to which the State adds $4,000 and the County $2,000, the 
unfinished portion between the work of the last two years will 
be completed. The Board recommends this appropriation. 

Lexington Road is a Chapter 90 road also, and the County 
has made plans for qualifying Sudbury and Weston Roads as 
Chapter 90 ways. The Town must appropriate money be- 
fore the State and County agree to forward their share, and 
if the Town fails to appropriate, the amount the State and 
County would forward, lapses. 

When Sudbury Road was laid out, the Board thought the 
possible land damages, which the Town alone agrees to pay, 
overbalanced the advantages, and the plan was not continued. 

Requests came in to make Weston Road safer for traffic, 
especially on the curves, and the County, after being duly 
petitioned, made a plan for a fifty- foot way from the Center 
to the Weston line. Some land takings involved damages, 
and the Planning Board appropriately volunteered to study 
the case, and are reporting on it. 

The Planning Board and the Selectmen are unanimous in 
recommending that the Town continue to establish road 
boundaries until all the Town roads are laid out, and that the 
roads be physically improved as required. 

John H. Pierce Fund 

Under article 21, the Selectmen were directed to take court 
action to broaden the use of the income under the John H. 
Pierce Will; following is the Final Decree: 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts In Equity No. 2494 

Middlesex, ss. 
Supreme Judicial Court 

Town of Lincoln 

v. 

Robert M. Pierce, et als 

Final Decree 
This cause came on to be heard at this term and was argued 
by counsel for the Plaintiff and the Defendants Pierce and 
Bradshaw and thereupon, upon consideration thereof, it is 



REPORT OF SELECTMEN 39 

ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED as follows: 

1. That the Town of Lincoln be and it hereby is authorize 1 
to use the annual income and any accumulated income re- 
ceived by it under the wills of the late John H. Pierce and the 
late Elsie Pierce and rent and other income received by it 
under the authority of the decree of this court of March 8, 
1930 in equity No. 2326 as follows: 

i 

A . So much thereof as the Board of Selectmen of the Town 
of Lincoln in their discretion shall consider advisable for the 
maintenance for park purposes of the real estate devised to 
the said Town by the said John H. Pierce. 

B. From the remainder thereof to provide hospital treat- 
ment for such inhabitants of Lincoln as in their opinion the 
said Board of Selectmen shall deem to be deserving. 

C. From the remainder thereof to provide such medical and 
nursing care and treatment as the Board of Health of the 
Town of Lincoln may recommend and the said Board of 
Selectmen may approve for such inhabitants of Lincoln as the 
said Board of Selectmen shall deem to be deserving, including 
dental care and treatment for school children and expert ex- 
amination of and advice as to the health of children. 

2. This decree shall apply to all income and accumulated 
income and other receipts referred to in paragraph 1 hereof 
received by the Town of Lincoln prior to the death of the 
respondent, Robert M. Pierce, but shall be without prejudice 
to any rights that the defendants Grace D. Pierce or Joanna 
Pierce Bradshaw or any other issue of John H. Pierce may 
have with respect to income thereafter accruing from, or to 
any principal of, the trust funds under the wills of John H. 
Pierce or Elsie Pierce. 

3. That the Board of Select men of Lincoln pa} out of the 

said fund, as costs and expenses of this proceeding, to its 
counsel, the Mini of 8750.00 for services ^d his cash disburse- 
ments and t0 Leonard Wheeler, Jr.. as couiimI for the de- 



40 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

fendants Pierce and Bradshaw, the sum of $250.00, and to the 
defendant Loomis Patrick, Trustee, the sum of $150.00. 

By the Court, Sitting at Boston, (Dolan, J.) 

/s/ CHARLES S. O'CONNOR, 

Clerk. 

Entered: October 8, 1947 
A true copy. 
Attest, 

CHARLES S. O'CONNOR, 

Clerk. 
October 8, 1947. 



deCordova and Dana Museum and Park 
Physical Condition 

The program of spraying, fertilizing, pruning and replacing 
trees and shrubs was continued, and the results have been 
very satisfactory. No repairs or changes are being made in 
the buildings, except those which are essential, and none are 
contemplated until the final decision on the cy-pres petition 
is handed down. 

The Town passed votes under Articles 16 and 17 at the last 
annual meeting, instructing the Board to employ counsel to 
perform certain acts under those votes. Samuel Hoar, Esq. 
of Goodwin, Proctor and Hoar was retained and hearings were 
held before a master, Nelson Vanderhoof , Esq. The Selectmen 
and the Advisory Committee were represented throughout 
the two weeks' duration. The Selectmen recommend that the 
present Committee be continued. 

Respectfully submitted, 

SUMNER SMITH, Chairman, 
H. BIGELOW HILLS, 
JOHN TODD. 



REPORT OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE 41 



deCORDOVA AND DANA MUSEUM AND PARK 
ADVISORY COMMITTEE 



Report for 1947 



The main efforts of our Committee during 1947 were di- 
rected toward assisting the attorneys for the Town in securing 
relief through the courts from the conflicts and difficulties in- 
herent in the will of Julian deCordova and the deed of 1930 to 
the Town of Mr. deCordova 's property in Lincoln. 

After many conferences and in accordance with the approval 
of the Town at the Annual Meeting in March, a petition for 
Cy Pres action was filed with the Massachusetts Supreme Ju- 
dicial Court for Suffolk County. The Court appointed Mr. 
Nelson B. Vanderhoof of Boston, a member of the Bar, to sit 
as Master. Hearings before the Master began in July and 
continued well into August. At least one member of the Com- 
mittee was present throughout the hearings and several mem- 
bers were called on to testify. Some idea of the complexities 
of the case may be gathered from the fact that the stenographic 
record of the testimony and arguments covers approximately 
1,000 pages. 

In September the attorneys for the Town and for the de- 
Cordova Trustees filed briefs and presented arguments before 
the Master who then took the whole question under advise- 
ment. Subsequently he asked for two supplementary briefs 
on technical legal questions involved and these were duly 
prepared and filed. 

The petition to the Court had three main objectives: 

1. To secure for the Town or its agent sole authority and 
responsibility for the managing and operation of the 
Museum and Park, the disbursing of the available in- 
come, and the adoption of a vital and worthwhile pro- 
gram which would benefit the Townspeople; 

2. To secure from the two deCordova trusts .in assured in- 
come sufficient to permit the adoption and carrying out 
of a long-range program ; and 

3. To .secure court approval of varied activities in accord- 
ance With modern Museum practice. 



42 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

At the time of writing this Report, the Master has not yet 
filed his final draft of findings and recommendations to the 
Court. He has, however, submitted a draft Report to the 
attorneys which indicates that he looks with favor on our 
principal contentions and recommendations. We are in hopes 
that some time in 1948 a final decree will be handed down so 
that it will be possible to set up a non-profit corporation to 
act as agent of the Town to manage the project, that funds 
will be made available so that the Museum may be remodelled 
to comply with fire and safety laws and regulations and to 
make Museum activities possible, and a worthwhile and varied 
program may be adopted which will add greatly to the recrea- 
tional and cultural life of the Town. 

During the past year little could be done pending the out- 
come of the court proceeding. In the Town Treasurer's Re- 
port will be found a detailed schedule of the money disbursed 
by the Selectmen during 1947 for the Museum and Park. For 
the most part the only funds available over and above the 
balance of cash carried forward from 1946 were advances 
from what is left of the two $10,000 gifts made by Mr. deCor- 
dova during his lifetime for Museum expenses. Income from 
both deCordova trusts was held up pending the outcome of 
the Court's findings in the case referred to above. Total dis- 
bursements of 1947 were approximately $11,200 of which 
about $6,100 was for care of the grounds (including the care- 
taker's salary), $3,400 was for maintenance of the buildings 
and contents, and $1,700 was for miscellaneous expenses in- 
cluding Mr. Robinson's fee as advisor and appraiser. 

One of the most important groups of art objects in the 
Museum is the collection of tapestries. As previously reported, 
these were found to be in very poor condition. During 1947 
these were cleaned and moth-proofed and repaired to the ex- 
tent that there would not be further. deterioration. Complete 
restoration will be a very expensive job. The coin collection 
was appraised by an expert who reported that it had a mini- 
mum value of at least $2,000. Many valuable and interest- 
ing pieces were found particularly of Medieval Europe indi- 
cating that some day a detailed catalog might well be prepared. 

Much effort has been expended and many conferences held 
to secure from the Executors and residuary Trustees under 



REPORT OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE 43 

the will of Mr. deCordova complete title to all contents of the 

Museum. Under the terms of the deed of 1930, Mr. de( 'ordova 
gave the Town only certain of the contents then in the build- 
ings, and objects which he later acquired in all probability do 
not belong to the Town but to the Estate or Trustees. The 
difficulty lies in ascertaining just what objects are the Town's 
and what the property of the Estate or Trustees. Certain 
classifications such as "bric-a-brac" are difficult to define 
exactly, and there are few records of the dates of acquisition 
of the thousands of articles. The simple method of solving 
this difficulty would be for the Executors and Trustees to deed 
their interest, whatever that may be, to the Town. Otherwise 
an exhaustive study will have to be made of the thousands of 
objects and Court sanction secured before the Town can know 
exactly what it owns and what it does not own. 

So far, despite our full co-operation with the Executors and 
Trustees and their counsel, both in court and outside, on pro- 
ceedings and forms to protect them, and despite repeated 
assurances from them, we have been unable to get them to 
agree either to a donation or a sale to the Town of their inter- 
est in Museum contents without restrictive clauses which 
would involve the same difficulties of differentiation, and it 
may become necessary for the Town to take positive action to 
protect its interests. 

ROBERT L. DeNORMANDIE, Chairman, 

RICHARD J. EATON, 

MRS. HERBERT G. FARRAR, 

ALLEN W. JACKSON, 

FREDERICK H. McKELVEY, 

MRS. HARLAND B. NEWTON, 

FREDERICK B. TAYLOR, Secretary. 



44 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE 



The Finance Committee has held numerous conferences 
with the Selectmen and the other administrative officers of the 
Town concerning their needs for funds. The Town officers 
have cooperated splendidly in attempting to keep down the 
cost of Town operations. As a result, the Finance Committee 
believes that the appropriations recommended in the accom- 
panying tabulation represent the minimum amounts required 
to carry on satisfactorily the regular services of the Town 
under present conditions, despite the fact that Town costs 
continue to rise. 

Excluding the Water Board, which is financed from pay- 
ments by water users and not by Town appropriations, the 
total recommended appropriations for regular Town services 
for 1948 represents an increase of approximately $29,300 over 
the appropriations for 1947. 

This increase is brought about principally by larger outlays 
for the School Department, up approximately $11,600 and the 
Highway Department, up approximately $9,700. The in- 
creased cost of schools is accounted for chiefly by some further 
increase in salaries, by higher high school tuition charges, by 
the addition of another teacher, and by the increased cost of 
transportation. Higher highway costs are due chiefly to the 
much greater expense for snow removal, to the higher prices 
for tar and oil, and to the need for an additional workman in 
the department. It may also be noted that the introduction 
of a pension plan for Town employees (adding approximately 
$1,000) and the need for raising the insurance on Town prop- 
erty (adding a $1,600 premium), helps to explain the increase 
in required funds. 

Of this increase, approximately $10,400 will be met by in- 
creased receipts from the Commonwealth and other sources. 
This will leave approximately $18,900 more to be raised from 
taxation in 1948 than in 1947 for regular Town services. 

It should be pointed out that the $18,900 increase includes 
nothing for appropriations under various articles in the war- 
rant, notably for plans and specifications for a new school 
building, for the purchase of land for a Town barn, for the 



REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE 45 

purchase of a truck for the Highway Department, for a new 
heater for the Town Hall, and for Highway improvements on 
Mill Street. 

The Finance Committee expresses no opinion here as to the 
advisability of these proposals but will attempt to discharge 
its duty, to give advice on all proposed Town expenditures, 
during the discussion at Town Meeting. 

It should be noted that, on the basis of 1947 valuations, 
every $3,738 of appropriations to be raised from taxes means 
$1.00 on the tax rate. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. W. DENIO, Chairman, 

PAUL E. DODSON, 

T. J. ROUNER, 

L. A. WILDES, 

JOSEPH L. SNIDER, Secretary. 



46 



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52 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



OVERLAY ACCOUNT 



1941 Overlay Account 

Balance in 1941 Overlay Account December 31, 1947 $13 20 

1942 Overlay Account 

Balance in 1942 Overlay Account December 31, 1947 6 25 

1943 Overlay Account 

Balance in 1943 Overlay Account December 31, 1947 6 00 

1944 Overlay Account 

Balance in 1944 Overlay Account December 31, 1947 6 25 

1945 Overlay Account 

Balance in 1945 Overlay Account December 31, 1947 Ill 63 

1946 Overlay Account 

Balance in 1946 Overlay Account December 31, 1947 1,706 22 

1947 Overlay Account 

Balance in 1947 Overlay Account December 31, 1947 1,960 01 



Total of overlays reserved for Abatement of Taxes $3,809 56 



REPORT OF THE BUREAU OF OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 53 
REPORT OF THE BUREAU OF OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 



During the year 1947, seven new cases wen; approved for 

Old Age Assistance. Five cases were closed, two because of 
death and three transferred to other towns. 

On January 1, 1947, twenty-five cases were receiving aid. 
Total number of cases aided during the year was thirty-two 
settled as follows: Lincoln 20, other Cities and Towns 6, no 
settlement 6. 

The twenty-seven cases receiving aid on December 31st, 
1947, were settled as follows: Lincoln 19, other Cities and 
Towns 4, no settlement 4. 



Expenditures During Year 1947 

To other Cities and Towns $52 40 

Administration and Travel 469 60 

Aid to and in behalf of recipients 18,979 73 

Total $19,501 73 

Respectfully submitted, 



ANTHONY J. DOHERTY, 

JOHN J. KELLIHER, 

M. ELIZABETH CAUSER. 



54 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



3n Utmnnriam 



PHILIP RODMAN SNELLING 
Died January 22, 1948 



In grateful recognition of 10 Years of 
faithful Service as Assessor. 



ASSESSOR'S REPORT 55 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



The Board of Assessors submit the following report for the 
year 1947. 

Computation of Tax Rate 
Total Town appropriations to be raised by 

taxation $197,155 50 

Total appropriations to be taken from avail- 
able funds in 1947 64,985 00 

State Tax 3,500 00 

State Parks and Reservations 185 95 

State Audit of Municipal Accounts 481 96 

County Tax 7,267 26 

Tuberculosis Hospital Assessment 1,127 22 

Overlay of current year 3,830 43 

1946 underestimate 162 27 

Gross amount to be raised $278,695 59 

Estimated Receipts and Available Funds 

Income Tax $12,108 86 

Corporation Tax 6,295 60 

Reimbursement on account of State owned 

land 231 77 

Gasoline Tax 4,676 40 

Motor Vehicle Excise 4,000 00 

Licenses 150 00 

Fines 25 00 

General Government 525 00 

Health and Sanitation 350 00 

Old Age Assistance 8,500 00 

Old Age Assistance Tax (Meals) 475 00 

Schools 4,000 00 

Libraries 225 00 

Public Service Enterprises 37,650 00 

Cemeteries 200 00 

City of Cambridge Tax 405 00 

Amount voted to lie taken from Free Cash . . . 64,985 00 

Interest on Taxes and Assessments 1,100 00 

Siipplcincnt.il Cherry sheet 8,156 30 

Total Estimated Receipt! and Available 
Fundi $154,05* 



56 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Net Amount to be raised l>y Taxation 

Poll Tax SI, 290 00 

Personal Property Tax 11 ,083 1 2 

Real Estate Tax 1 12,263 52 

$124,636 66 

Table of Aggregates 

Number of Persons Assessed: 

On Personal Estate only 63 

On Real Estate only 491 

On Both Personal and Real Estate 65 

Total Number of Persons Assessed 619 

Number of Polls Assessed 645 

Value of Assessed Personal Estate: 

Stock in Trade $4,150 00 

Machinery 44,760 00 

Live Stock 61,412 00 

All other Tangible Personal Property 225,530 00 

Total Value of Assessed Personal Estate $335,852 00 

Value of Assessed Real Estate : 

Land $896,050 00 

Buildings 2,505,875 00 

Total Value of Assessed Real Estate $3,401,925 00 

Total Valuation of Assessed Estate 3,737,777 00 

Tax Rate per $1,000 00 $33 00 

Number of Live Stock Assessed: 

Horses (1 year or over) 55 

Cows (1 year or over) 286 

Bulls 13 

Heifers 78 

Swine (6 months old or over) 743 

Sheep r 14 

Fowl 5,384 

All other (Goats) -. 13 

Number of Acres of Land Assessed 8,475 

Number of Dwelling Houses Assessed 511 

PHILLIP R. SNELLING, Chairman, 
D. EVERETT SHERMAN, JR., 
CYRUS W. MURPHY, 

Board of Assessors. 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 
VALUATION LIST, JANUARY 1. 1947 



57 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 
Value of 
Personal 



1 ax on 
Estate 



Value -.1 

Estate 



Taa 

on 



Abbott, John A. and Diana B. 

Adams, John 

Adams, John Q. and Lucy D.. . 

Adams, Ramelle C 

Adams, Thomas B 

Adkins, Archibald \V. and Doro 

I Ilea C 

A'He.un, Marian E 

Albano Bros 

Algeo, Mary A 

Allen, John L 

Anderson, Alfred F., Jr 

Anderson, Lawrence B. and Ro 
sina Dul* 

Appleby, Richard B 

Aptt, Harry S. and Etta E 

Aruda, Margaret J 

Ashworth, Harold T. and Irma 
1) 

Baker, Frederick I 

Baker, John C. and Elizabeth E 

Baker, Lulu ('• 

Baker, Margaret C 

Baker, Walter F 

Barker, Elliott R 

Barthel, Walter 

Bartlett, Theodore 

Baakin, William J 

Bean, Anna K 

Bean, Elmer A 

Bean, Elmer A. and I lenry X.. . 

Beardsley, Catherine 

Beebe, Alice W 

Beers, Helen C 

Beers, Roland F 

Sidney \ 

Berndt, Edward J 

Bei ii "ii, Rob 

Bernson, Bob and Edith J 

Bernson, Edith J 

Berry, Albert k. and M. Bea- 
trice 



$200 



200 



1,000 



300 
250 
334 



1 ,000 
1,380 

700 

500 

1.560 



$6 60 



6 60 



33 00 



9 90 

8 25 

11 02 



33 00 

15 5 1 

23 10 

16 50 

si M 



SI, 500 



6,500 

11,000 
4,080 
5,000 

100 

MX) 

7,250 

1,650 

3,250 

6,000 
3,500 

2,850 

IT.ooo 

25, 

16,000 

1,000 

17,700 

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L250 



$49 50 



30 500 


1,006 50 


5,000 


165 00 


10,000 


330 00 


3,150 


103 95 


300 


9 90 


4,300 


141 90 


1,000 


33 00 


4,850 


160 05 


1,000 


J3 o(i 


4,500 


148 50 


3,250 


107 25 


250 


8 25 



214 50 

363 00 

13 1 6 1 

165 00 

3 30 

13 20 
239 25 

5 1 15 
107 25 
198 oo 

115 50 
94 05 

1.551 00 
825 00 

528 00 
33 oo 

584 io 
264 oo 

107 25 



58 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 
Value of 

Person;!] 
Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 
Estate 


Aggregate 
value <>\ 

Real 
Estate 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 


Bertolami, Leo F 


$300 
30 

44 

65,000 
75,000 

984 

416 
2,550 
1,040 

100 

16 
1,400 


$9 90 
99 

1 45 

2,145 00 
2,475 00 

32 47 

13 73 
84 15 
34 32 

3 30 

53 
46 20 


$4,700 

500 

5,250 

7,550 

250 

500 

1,000 

36,000 

10,500 

2,700 

2,100 

600 

11,350 

1,500 
5,000 
4,000 

10,680 
12,000 

3,000 
2,500 
4,500 
3,800 
12,500 

5,400 
3,100 
6,000 

1,200 

2,000 

1,500 

6,000 




Bertolami, Lin F. and Rose M.. 
Bertolami, Paolina 


SI 55 10 
16 50 


Billings, James B 




Billings, James B. and Marion. . 

Bingham, Elizabeth A 

Bingham, Elizabeth P. B 


173 25 
249 15 

8 25 
16 50 


Bishop, Fern W. and Sharp, 
Marjorie B 


33 00 


Black, Everett A 




Black, Everett A. and Anne E.. 
Blake, Charles H. and Helen L. . 
Blake, Rose R 


1,188 00 

346 50 

89 10 


Blodgett, Hamden and Florence 
M 


69 30 


Boeing, John E. and Jeanne D.. 
Booth, Robert H 


19 80 
374 55 


Boston Consolidated Gas Co. . . 
Boston Edison Co 




Boston & Maine R. R 


49 50 


Bowles, Clifford 


165 00 


Bowles, William 


132 00 


Bowles, William S. and Mildred 
E 


352 44 


Boyce Brothers 


396 00 


Boyce, Fred P. . 




Boyce, Manley B 


99 00 


Boyce, Manley B. and Alice M. 
Boyce, Michael J 


82 50 
148 50 


Boyd, Fred T. and Doris P. ... 
Briggs, Charles V 


125 40 
412 50 


Brooks, Albert S 




Brooks, Albert S. and Maude M. 
Brooks, Estella M. . 


178 20 

102 30 


Brooks, Paul . 


198 00 


Brown, Donald L. and Elizabeth 
G 


39 60 


Brown, Dorothy V 




Brown, Nettie M 


66 00 


Brown, W. Raymond and 


49 50 


Browning, George U 


198 00 







ASSESSORS' REPORT 



59 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Personal 
Estate 



I it OH 

Personal 

Estate 


.\K«rcgatc 
Value of 

K.-..I 
B tate 




S3, 000 




12,000 




\ t ISO 




1,500 




j f ooo 




2,650 


S3 46 






10,000 




3,500 


3 30 


2,000 


1 85 


1,500 


19 80 


4,000 


1 65 










5,700 








1,500 




10.000 




3,575 


1 19 






3,100 




$,300 




11,500 








750 






2 84 


3,650 




7(H) 




4.000 




3,000 


29 17 


1,900 




2,100 




6,200 


106 M 


5,000 


87 12 




64 68 




69 65 




24 75 


75,000 



raj 

on 



Brow oing, Margaret M 

Buerger, Martin J. and Lila 

b, Aubrey W'. and Rebei ca 

M 

Burgess, Cal herine M 

Burke, Thomas I > 

BUI118, Mi-Kin I'. and I .li/.ilict h 

I 

Burns, William 

Burr, Leland M., Jr., and Eliza 

beth I 

Burrill, Beverly E. and Alice M. 

Butcher, Charles R 

Butcher, I lenry A 

Butcher, Ralph E 

("ail. William T 

Calkin., C. Whittier 

Calkin-, Kamona T. and Whit 

tier , 

Campbell, Fannie S. and Adeline 



Campobasso, John C. and Ethel 

Carman, Eleanor T 

( 'arnrv, Florence T 

Carney, Thomas J 

Catoia, Angelo 

Causer, William O 

Chapin, I. 'hum- B. and Bertha L. 

Chapman, James S 

Chapman, Lily T 

Cheney, ( ieorge 

Clark, ( leorge \ 

Clark, Lester M 

Coan, James T 

('".in, Thomas F 

Cbane, John H 

Come, John 1 1., Jr 

Coburn, Edward S 

Codman, I torothy s. I". \i 

Codman, Hugh 

Codman, ( tgden 

Codman, Thomas \ 

Codman, Thomas N.. sJ <il 



$105 



100 
56 

600 
50 



36 



86 



884 

1,026 
3,240 
2, MO 
1,960 
j f 050 
750 



199 00 

196 00 

107 25 
19 50 
99 oo 

87 45 



130 00 

115 50 
66 00 
19 50 

1 .2 00 

84 15 

188 10 

304 26 

49 50 

330 oo 

117 98 

102 30 
108 90 
37') 50 

140 i:^ 

6 60 

23 i" 

132 00 

99 00 

69 W 
204 60 
165 00 



2,475 00 



60 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



\ggregate 

Value oi 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



Cole, Edwin M. and Lucy F. . . 

Cole, Nancy W 

Comey, Arthur C. and Janet . . . 

Comstock, Joan B 

Community Store 

Conant, Lily R 

Conary, Frances P 

Condi t, Robert P. and Phyllis C 
Connair, John J. and Margaret J 

Connors, Ann F 

Conti, Bartolomeo B 

Cook, Harry 

Cooledge, Hazel B 

Corcoran, Francis J 

Cormey, Henry J. and Illione W 
Corrigan, John F. and May ... 
Corrigan, Mary E., Heirs of ... 

Corrigan Mary K 

Corrigan, Patrick F 

Costello, John D 

Costello, William B 

Cotoni, Joseph 

Cotoni, Nicholas 

Coughlan, Christina B 

Cousins, Ashley B 

Cousins, Fred E 

Cousins, Harold S 

Cousins, Willis N 

Cowles, Addison 

Cowles, Addison and Alexandra 
C 



$1,500 
1,000 



200 



2,190 



200 



Crane, Ann O 

Crawford, Marshall 

Creelman, Gilmore B 

Creelman, Gilmore B. and Alice 

M 

Crook, Russell G 

Crowley, Timothy J 

Crowson, Leslie \\ 7 . and Madeline 

W 

Crum, Eleanor E 

Cunnert, Fritz 

Cunningham, George E 



10 



86 



1,000 
50 



$49 50 
33 00 



6 60 



72 27 



6 60 



33 



2 84 



$6,400 
8,500 

10,750 
7,100 

7,000 
4,500 
5,000 
3,100 

900 

6,800 

4,800 

13,900 

3,000 

900 
3,500 
3,000 
1,500 
2,300 

100 
2,000 

1,750 
5,000 
2,100 
3,000 
17,500 
2,000 



5,150 
4,800 
4,750 





3,050 




3,000 




2,000 




300 




3,800 


33 00 


6,550 


1 65 


5,000 



$211 20 
280 50 
354 75 
234 30 

231 00 

148 50 

165 00 

102 30 

29 70 

224 40 

158 40 

458 70 

99 00 

29 70 

115 50 

99 00 

49 50 

75 90 

3 30 

66 00 

57 75 
165 00 

69 30 

99 00 
577 50 

66 00 



169 95 
158 40 
156 75 



100 65 
99 00 
66 00 

9 90 
125 40 

216 15 
165 00 



ASSESSORS* REPORT 



61 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


I ix on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 
Real 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 


Gushing, (in stave 


S600 

500 
1,950 

3,300 

1,000 
4,400 

20 

l,(ion 

110 


SI 9 80 

16 50 
64 35 

108 90 

33 00 
145 20 

66 

33 oo 
3 (3 


|4,500 

1,000 

2,350 

7,ooo 

3,200 

2,650 
4,000 

7,000 
20,000 

600 

4,000 
9,100 
0.500 
6,200 
2,600 
3,200 

11,300 
2,000 
2,200 
1,100 
2,500 

57,100 
3,000 

5,750 

19,550 

8,100 
5oo 
1,300 
2,850 
10,300 
6,000 

11,000 
2. (MM) 

o,000 


SI 48 50 


Cushman, Trevor A., Jr., and 

Rosemary S 


J3 oo 


1 ).mii( o, Louise 


77 55 


I )anosky, Edward A 

Danosky, Edward A. and Mary 

C 


231 00 

105 60 


1 Danosky, Stefania 


87 45 


1 Darrigo Brol hers 


1 \1 00 


1 Davis, Ufred M 


231 00 


1 ).i\T, 1". Russell 


660 00 


I ).i\ i^, Estelle F 


19 80 


Davis, Francis J. and Shirley 
H 


1 <2 00 


Davis, Prescott L 


300 30 


Davis, Saville R. and Anita \\. . 

Davison, Archibald T 

Davison, Everett H 


214 50 

204 60 

85 80 


Dean, Harold S 


105 60 


Dean, Lewis \\ 


372 90 


Dee, Helena A 


66 00 


Dee, Thomas J 


72 60 


Delorev, Theresa 


36 30 




82 50 


1 DeNormandie, Alice W 

DeNormandie, James 


1,884 30 
99 00 


DeNormandie, James and Robert 
L 




1 DeNormandie, Robert L 

DeNormandie! Robert L. and 

fames 


189 75 
045 15 


DeNormandie, Robert L. and 

William J. . . 


>o7 10 


1 DePavla, I Dominick 


16 50 


1 Diamond, fames E 


\ | 0(1 


1 Dodge, ( Dries B 


<)4 05 


Dodson, Paul E. and I Men 1".. . 


$39 90 

198 do 


I Doherty, Josephine C 

I Doherty, Mary E 


MS3 00 

66 00 


Doherty, Matthew n 


J97 mi 


I Dole, Gerti ude 1 '. 

I Dominichello, Prank 


95 M 



62 



TOWN OF LINCOLN' 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 
Value of 

Krai 

Estate 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 


Dominichello, Frank and Mattie 










M . 






S3, 250 
500 


$107 25 


Dominichello, Peter 






16 50 


Donaldson, Charlotte H 






6,500 


214 50 


Donaldson, Malcolm D 






7,200 


237 60 


Donaldson, Robert D 


$2,230 


$73 59 


64,900 


2,141 70 


Donaldson, Robert D., Jr 






6,500 


214 50 


Dorian, Paul and Newart 






3,750 


123 75 


Dougherty, Andrew J 


2,210 


72 93 






Dougherty, Andrew J., Heirs of. 






6,200 


204 60 


Dougherty, Dennis M. . . 






2,750 
300 


90 75 


Dougherty, Emily V 






9 90 


DuBois, Anson M. and Olive S. . 






5,100 


168 30 








7,500 


247 50 


Ehlert, Heirs of Ellen 






3,500 


115 50 


Ellms, Charles W. and Marjorie 






3,250 


107 25 


Emerson, Beatrice W. and 










Goulet, Dorothy Williams . . . 






1,300 


42 90 


Emerson, Heirs of Edward W. . . 






500 


16 50 


Emerson, Heirs of Ralph Waldo 






500 


16 50 


Eynon, David L., Jr., and Grace 










V 






1,000 


33 00 


Faber, Roger 


100 


3 30 




Farnsworth, Kenneth C 






500 


16 50 


Farnsworth, Kenneth C. and 










Marguerite P 


650 


21 45 


15,000 
700 


495 00 


Farquhar, Ruth A 


23 10 


Farrar, Edward R. 






6,500 
4,500 


214 50 


Farrar, Herbert G 


148 50 


Faulkner, George T 


10 


33 






Fedock, Metro and Hazel A. . . . 






2,500 


82 50 


Fernald, Alvin E 


200 


6 60 


4,850 
6,000 


160 05 


Fitts, Charles K. and Gertrude W T . 


198 00 


Flanagan, James and Wilhelmina 










G 






700 
500 


23 10 


Fletcher, Walter B. and Helen. . 


16 50 


Flint, Ephraim B 






1,900 


62 70 


Flint, Josephine R 






12,750 


420 75 


Flint, Warren F 


2,950 


97 35 


13,000 
400 


429 00 


Flynn, Frank J 


13 20 


Flynn, Helen C 






5,700 
5,000 
7,500 


188 10 


Forbes, Annabel Otis 


165 00 


Fradd, Norman W 7 


247 50 







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63 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 
value "i 
Persona] 

Eatate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Estate 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



Frazier, Joseph G 

Fryatt, Thomas F 

Gardner, Harold and Antoinette 

M 

Garland, Joseph and Mira C. . . 
Giblin, Thomas F. and Mary E. 
Giddy, Osman and Helen M. , 
Gilbert, John \\ . and Josephine 

L 

Gilbert, Mary J 

Gilboy, Glennon and Elizabeth 

\V.' 

Giles, Edmund \V. and Muriel 

H 

Giles, Muriel H 

Giles, Stella A 

Giles, Thomas T. and Stella A.. 

Golden, Albert 

Goodrich, Arthur L. and Hazel J. 

Gordon, Marie C 

Gorham, Robert S. and Lorraine 

W 

Grabill, Elliott V 

Graf, Malcolm 

Grainger, Douglas H. and Rachel 

P 

Gray, Robert \Y 

Greene, Frederick H., Jr., and 

Helen H 

Griffin, James T 

Grimwood, Mabel E 

Gropius, Walter and Use 

Hagerty, Julia (' 

Hagmann, Fridoun 

Haley, Arthur E., Heirs of 

Halloran, 1 lenry J 

1 [amilton, Bessie E 

Hammer, Sara J 

Hanlon, Albert W 

Harding, Catherine 

I larling, Ernetl J 

Hamish, Est W. and Eugenia 

D 



$30 



$ 99 



36 



1 19 



$3,450 
5,200 

4,000 

2,500 

7,530 

500 

2,000 
2,500 

10,000 



1,000 



$113 85 
171 60 

1 >> 00 

82 50 

248 49 

16 50 

66 oo 
82 50 

330 00 



3,400 


112 20 


5,350 


176 55 


2,900 


95 70 


8,500 


280 50 


600 


19 80 


8,000 


264 00 


4,000 


132 00 


4,000 


132 00 


1,000 


33 00 


1,500 


-10 50 



33 00 



5,950 


196 35 


1,000 


33 00 


250 


8 25 


1 1.500 




2,000 


66 00 


3,000 


99 00 


1,500 


49 50 


1,900 


(>2 70 


4,800 


L58 40 


5,500 


181 50 


4,500 


148 5o 


2.500 




4,500 


148 50 



4,800 






64 



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Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 


Harrington, F. Frank, Estate of 






$1,750 


$57 75 


Harrington, Katherine A 






2,000 


66 00 


Harrington, William L 


$36 


$1 19 






Harrington, Winthrop W 






4,100 


135 30 


Hart, Frederick R 






100 

15,200 

1,000 


3 30 


Hart, Joseph S. 


501 60 


Hart, William E. and Isabella C. 






33 00 


Hartman, Henry F 






3,700 


122 10 


Hatch, Richard L 


500 


16 50 


13,700 


452 10 


Hatheway, Louise A 


13,680 


451 44 


147,950 
300 


4,882 35 
9 90 


Hayden, Nellie B. . 




Heck, Stanley and Mary H. ... 






25,950 


856 35 


Hedge, Elliott R. and Mary A.. 






1,500 


49 50 


Henderson, Ernest T 


500 


16 50 






Henderson, Mary S 






40,950 
2,740 


1,351 35 
90 42 


Henley, Archibald and Lottie. . 






Herman, Edwards W 






12,200 
3,500 


402 60 


Hews, Charles A. and Annie F. . 






115 50 


Hills, H. Bigelow 


500 


16 50 






Hills, H. Bigelow and Florence 










R 






15,000 
8,000 

300 
10,500 

220 


495 00 


Hinds, Evelyn W 






264 00 


Hodgdon, Harriette E. . . . 






9 90 


Hollis, John H 


346 50 


Holmes, Sarah E 






7 26 


Holmes, Sarah E., Martha E., 




and Charles P 






300 


9 90 


Holmgren, Richard S. and Vir- 




ginia S 






2,000 


66 00 


Hoover, Henry B. and Lucretia 








J 






6,000 
20,700 
10,000 


198 00 


Howard, Elizabeth F 


250 


8 25 


683 10 


Howard, Esther T 


330 00 


Hunt, Lewis E 


500 


16 50 


4,000 
13,250 


132 00 


Hunt, Merrill 


437 25 


Hunt, Pearson and Merrill T.. 






3,600 


118 80 


Hunter, Euphemia J., Heirs of. 






9,000 


297 00 


Hunter, Robert R 


2,550 


84 15 






Huntley, Medford E. and 




Blanche L 






3,500 
7,000 


115 50 


Hurd, Nancy Dabney 


231 00 


Jackson, Dorothy W 


500 


16 50 


12,000 


396 00 


Jacobs, May L 


500 


16 50 


14,000 


462 00 







ASSESSORS' REPORT 



65 





Aggregate 




Aggregate 






Value of 


Tax on 


Value "i 


1 ax 


Name of Taxpayer 


Personal 


Personal 


Real 


on 




Estate 


Estate 


Estate 


Real Estate 


Jenney, Charles J. and Katrina 










c. 






$5,000 
2,850 


SI 65 00 


Jennison, Heirs of Addie E 


94 OS 








3,100 
1,500 
3,000 


102 30 








49 50 








99 00 


Kalander, Louis, in trust for his 








son, William R. Kalander . . . 






500 


16 50 


Keily, Delbar P. and Gertrude 










E 






3,500 


115 50 


Keizer Harold 






1,950 


64 35 


Kelley, Edmund S., Jr 


$500 


$16 50 




Kelley, Edmund S., Jr., and Eliza- 
















18,160 


599 28 


Kelley Richard T 


300 


9 90 






Kelley, Richard T. and Rose M. 






3,600 


118 80 


Kelliher John J 






4,650 
3,800 


153 45 


Kennedy Albert E 






125 40 




500 


16 50 




Kennedy, John T. and Albert E. 






150 


4 95 


Kerr, Norman H. and Gertrude 










V 






1,000 


33 00 


Kidd Wilmot 






1 ,000 

15,250 

2,000 


33 00 


King William T. 






503 25 








66 00 


Kinsler, Herman F. and Louise 








M. 


700 


23 10 


5,500 


181 50 


Knowies Harry B 




Knovvles Wilma E 






5,000 
3 030 


165 00 








99 99 


Kubik, Charles S. and Emily K. 






6,000 


198 00 


Ladd, Edward H., Jr., and Agnes 










E 






5,250 


173 25 


Laluv, Heirs of James 






1.500 


l«) 50 


Lahnstein, Karl F. and Margaret 










A 






3,200 


105 60 


Laird, Sarah E. A 






3,250 


107 25 


Larrabeei Leonard C. and Peggy 










s ... 






5,200 
2,150 


171 60 


Lavrakas, Fofo 


70 "5 


Lawson, 1 larold E 






6,500 


214 50 


LcajK-r, Gerard 1'". and Virginia 










I 






1,100 


36 K) 







66 



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Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 


Leary, Edward B 






$4,600 


$151 80 


Leary, William T 






200 


6 60 


Ledbetter, William H 


$200 


$6 60 






Lehnert, Ferdinand 






1,000 


33 00 


LeMann, John 






2,550 
3,100 
3,790 


84 15 








102 30 


Leslie, Maurice A. and Annie M. 






125 07 


Liddick, Harold S. and Virginia 










D 






5,200 
3,100 


171 60 


Lincoln, Kenneth C. and Virginia 






102 30 


Litchard, Donald B. and Lucy. . 






7,000 


231 00 




200 


6 60 






Lochman, William F. and Miquel 










s 






600 

5,550 

10,000 


19 80 


Lorrey, Mildred J. 


183 15 


Loud, John F. and Mary L. ... 






330 00 


Loutrel, Dora S 






1000 
200 


33 00 


Love, Elizabeth F 


6 60 


Lovejoy, Evelene T 






10,250 


338 25 


Lucas, Ernest W., Jr., and Lily S. 






5,000 


165 00 


Lunt, Heirs of Charles 






2,600 


85 80 


Lyons, Winnifred A 






3,580 
6,000 


118 14 


MacFarland, Ernest H 






198 00 


Mackenzie, Roland C 






14,000 


462 00 


Maclaurin, Richard Colin and 










Ellen 






8,600 


283 80 


MacLean, Hector J., Heirs of. . 






3,100 


102 30 








2,850 


94 05 


MacLeod, Edward, Jr 






300 


9 90 


MacRae, Manning W 






5,000 


165 00 


MacRae, Sidney G 






4,100 


135 30 


Mager, George G. and Claire. . . 






1,500 


49 50 


Mague, William H., Estate of. . 






1,000 


33 00 


Maguire, Basil H. and Yvonne B. 






4,200 


138 60 


Maher, Raymond P. and Ger- 










trude M 






3,300 


108 90 


Mallett, Herbert A. and Eva M. 






2,600 


85 80 


Mann, David W 


6,500 


214 50 






Mann, David W. and Iva S 






16,600 


547 80 


Mannarino, Heirs of Anna 






1,500 


49 50 


Martin, Catherine Ellen 






3,000 


99 00 


Martin, Fred and Marie 






5,000 


165 00 


Martin, Wilhelmina W 






9,500 


313 50 



ASSESSORS* REPORT 



67 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Estate 



on 
Real Estate 



Mascari, Leonard E. and Grace 

B 

Massie, Theresa G 

McClennen, Alan and Louise H. 

McElroy, Frank D 

McElroy, Joseph M 

McHugh, Charles L., Jr., and 

I >orof hea B 

McHugh, John E 

McHugh, Katherine 

McKie, Roy A., Jr., and Lois . . 
M< Therson, Paul and Margaret 

M 

Melanson, Leonard J. and Mary 
Meriam, Richard S. and Alice G. 

Michel, Jules 

Michel, Jules J. and Marie C. . . 
Mills, Cecil R. and Lillian M.. . . 

Monks, Caroline T 

Monks, John P 

Monk-, John I'. and Ann S. ... 
Moody, Charles P. and Josephine 

C 



Moore, Paul 

Morgan, Daniel J. and Angelina 
M 

Morris, Milliage 

Morri-, Robert H. and Irene S.. 

Morrissey, Annie A 

Morrisscy, John Joseph 

Moses, John P. and Alice \V. . . . 

Mount Auburn Cemetery 

Mukhitarian, Samuel and Ste- 
phanie 

Mulliken, Alice K. and William 
E 



Mulling, Ernest A. and Josephine 

S 

Murfitt, Meryle Cutter 

Murphy, Bridge) 

Murphy, Cyrus \V. and PersisS. 

Murphy, Heirs <>t" Jeremiah 

Murphy, Mina I torol bea 



$100 



10 



S3 30 



33 



150 



5,670 



4 95 



187 11 



140 
200 



4 62 
6 60 



SI 1,000 
1,100 
6,S00 

6,200 

1,200 

6,200 

500 

1,500 

3,150 
3,500 
6,000 

10,040 
2,500 
1,500 

48,500 

5,000 
100 

350 

1,500 
5.000 

1.500 
1,75() 
2,500 

3,050 

1,000 

1,050 
9,000 

l.ooo 
2,500 

vim 

I 500 



$363 oo 
135 SO 

214 50 

204 60 

V) 60 

204 60 

16 50 
49 50 

103 95 
115 50 
198 00 

331 32 
82 50 
49 50 

1,600 50 

165 00 
3 30 

11 55 

V) 50 

165 00 

l is SO 

156 75 

100 65 
33 no 

133 65 

_">: oo 
132 oo 

115 50 

115 SO 



68 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



Murray, Marie P 

Myers, Mary C 

Neary, Patrick J. and Alice B.. 

Neilson, Archibald D. B 

Nelson, Eleanor R. and W. 

Newton 

Neville, Delia M. and Mary A. 
Neville, Ellen M., Heirs of . . . 
Neville, James M. and Henry P., 

Heirs of 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co 

Newell, Joseph S. and Lena M. 
Newton, Harland B. and Ethel H 
Norton, Paul L. and Margaret , 
Norton, Thomas F., Trustee. . . 
Nystrom, Foster H. and Edna C. 

Ogden, Warren G., Jr 

O'Reilly, Andrew J. and Jose 

phine 

O'Sullivan, William J 

O'Sullivan, William J. and Mary 

E 

Paddock, Louis E. and Anne E 
Page, Elliott F. and Emily R. . 
Page, William N. and Elizabeth 

J 

Paine, Charles H 

Pallotta, Henry and Eleanor A 
Palmer, W'aldo E. and Eleanor 

M 

Panetta, Pasquale 

Panetta, Pasquale and Mary . . , 
Parks, Henry A. and Harriet A. . 

Pattinson, Mary I 

Pavlo, Samuel G 

Pear, Ada Berning 

Peck, W. Valorus 

Peirce, Harriet T 

Peirce, Isabel T , 

Peirce, Jane I 

Pellandini, Robert T. and Vir- 



ginia 

Peloquin, Roy J. and Alice M. 



$1,950 



56,000 



1,324 



336 



$64 35 



1,848 00 



43 69 



11 09 



$6,100 

250 

4,200 

300 

9,000 

900 



4,500 


148 50 


4,000 


132 00 


8,500 


280 50 


6,850 


226 05 


6,000 


198 00 


1,500 


49 50 


2,250 


74 25 


5,700 


188 10 



5,000 



7,500 



S201 30 

8 25 
138 60 

9 90 

297 00 
29 70 



165 00 



35,000 


1,155 00 


5,000 


165 00 


500 


16 50 


8,000 


264 00 


200 


6 60 


4,500 


148 50 



247 50 



4,030 


132 99 


2,300 


75 90 


4,850 


160 05 


400 


13 20 


3,000 


99 00 


3,100 


102 30 


4,000 


132 00 


750 


24 75 


2,500 


82 50 


4,700 


155 10 


4,300 


141 90 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



69 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 
Value "i 

Real 
Estate 



Tax 
on 

Real Estate 



Pertzoff, Constantin A 

Pertzoff, Constantin A. and Olga 

Peterson, Andrew 

Peterson, Arthur C. \Y. and 

Mabel C 

Peterson, Edward H. and Vir- 



$7,500 



$247 50 



ginia 

IVurson, John F. and Julia M.. 

Peterson, Roy C 

Phillips, Henry B. and Charlotte 

Pike, Harriet 

Pike, Helen 

Pioneer Food Store 

Polhamus, Earl A. and Doris A. 

Polhamus, Roland F 

Pollard, Frederick H., et al 

Poole, Ruth E. and Frederick. . 

Poor, Jane H. and Fitch, Marian 

Preston, Jean Wood and Pert- 
zoff, Olga 

Primak, John 

Primak, John and Lena 

Rand, Janet G 

Rand, Lucy K 

Rand, William 

Rando, Gaetano 

Rando, Giovanina 

Rasmussen, Robert F 

Raymond, Gardner L. and Jean 
M 

Rice, Edwin B 

Rice, Edwin B. and Madeline A 

Rice, Richard B. and Grace W., 

Rice, Warren A 

Richardson, 1 toward C 

Kilt y, AlUton .m<l Marian 

Roach, James L and I tara .! ■ 
Robbing, Roland W. and Gerald- 



iiif 

Robinson, I >ora J. . 
Robus, T.un/in K. . 
Rodiman, Mildred M 
Iward H. . 



1,190 
1,000 

500 

1.000 



1,550 
500 



500 



39 27 
33 00 

16 50 

33 00 



51 15 
16 50 



16 50 



1,000 



33 oo 



$38,740 

1,100 

7,000 
5,630 

5,500 

3,000 

10,250 

400 

200 

4,300 

13,000 

4,300 

12,500 

4,000 

12,250 

6,000 

17,600 



4,850 
2,500 

5,000 
3,500 
6,350 

■1.000 

200 

1,700 

1,200 

3 f 000 
3,500 

7.7-1) 
19,000 



SI, 278 42 
)6 JO 

231 00 

185 70 
181 50 

99 00 
338 25 

13 20 
6 60 

141 90 

429 00 
141 90 
412 50 

132 00 

404 25 
198 00 
580 80 



160 05 
82 50 

165 00 
115 50 
209 55 
132 00 

6 60 

155 lo 

39 f.o 

99 (hi 
115 50 

627 00 



70 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 
Value of 

Real 
Estate 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



Rogers, John H 

Rollins, Elmer A 

Rollins, Klmer A., Trustee 

Rooney, Edward D. and Eliza- 
beth M 

Rooney, John J. and Margaret C. 

Rooney, John W 

Rooney, Martin and Dorothea, 
Heirs of Margaret J. Rooney . 

Root, Harriet E 

Rouner, Thomas J 

Rouner, Thomas J. and Doris J. 

Rowe, Standish S 

Russes, Frances 

Ryan, Anastasia, Heirs of 

Ryan, Heirs of William H 

Ryan, Lawrence 

Ryan, Mary J 

Sargent, Francis B 

Sawtell, Clement C 

Sawtell, Clement C. and Adelaide 
I 

Schaal, Albert A. and Zelpha M. 

Schumacher, August 

Schwann, William and Sonya . . 

Scott, Herman H 

Scott, Robert W 

Sears, Olga O 

Secora, Julia 

Seeckts, Marian E 

Seeger, Frederick K. and Doro- 
thy K 

Shand, Lloyd D. and Betty M.. 

Shaw, Alice DeS 

Shea, Heirs of Cornelius T 

Shepard, Paul F 

Sherman, Daniel E 

Sherman, D. Everett, Jr 

Sherman, Marguerite 

Sherman, Mary J 

Sherwin, Edward V 

Shumway, Herbert L. and Violet 
A 



$22 
1.000 



$73 
33 00 



100 



3 30 



410 



13 53 



136 



1,700 



4 49 
56 10 



$6,500 

800 

5,000 
1,500 
3,000 

1,800 
600 

6,000 
3,700 
2,500 
2,400 
2,500 
3,500 
4,000 
10,000 



6,000 

11,750 

2,000 

900 

6,500 

37,700 

6,500 

750 

4,000 

7,000 
500 

20,000 
5,900 
3,750 

13,450 

1,000 

150 

1,500 

1,200 



$214 50 

26 40 

165 00 
49 50 
99 00 

59 40 
19 80 

198 00 

122 10 

82 50 

79 20 

82 50 

115 50 

132 00 

330 00 



198 00 

387 75 
66 00 
29 70 

214 50 
1,244 10 

214 50 
24 75 

132 00 



231 00 
16 50 
660 00 
194 70 
123 75 
443 85 

33 00 

4 95 

49 50 

39 60 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



71 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

value "! 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 

Value "i 
Real 


Tu 

on 
Real Estate 


Silva, Manuel, Heirs of 






$25,150 


$820 OS 


Silva, Manuel and Mary 






500 


io SO 


Silva, Mary 


$8,700 


$287 10 






Simonds, Anthony J 


750 


24 75 






Sims, Mildred A 






1,700 


56 io 


Smith, Carl 1 ). and Florence C 






000 


29 70 


Smith, John E. and Helen M . . 






1,000 


132 00 


Smith, Simmer 


2,950 


97 35 


92,300 


3,045 90 


Smith-Peterson, Helda I) 






2,150 


70 95 


Snelling Caroline 






4,500 


148 50 


Snelling Charles A 






1,300 
8,025 


42 90 








264 83 


Snelling, Howard and Elizabeth 








T 






4,500 


148 50 




100 


3 30 






Snider, Joseph L. and Greta. . . . 






7,700 


254 10 


Sorenson, Hans, Heirs of 






2,700 


89 10 


Sorenson, J. Oscar 






4,250 


140 25 








4,250 


140 25 


Stevens, Kimball C. and Eleanor 








G 






4,500 


148 50 


Stickel, Frederick 


46 


1 52 






Stone, Edith C 


15 


49 


300 


9 90 


Storey, Francis V. and Gertrude 










E 






1,000 


33 00 


Storrow Farm 


2,300 


75 90 






Storrow, Helen 0., Estate of . . . . 






45,700 


1,508 10 


Stuart, I'd ward T 






1,500 


49 50 


Swanson, Alfred and Alma 






600 


19 80 


Swanson, Arthur VV. and Helen 










K 


100 


3 30 


600 


19 80 


Swift, Orlando B 




Swift, Orlando B. and Janice B.. 






7,650 


252 45 


Swinconeck, John J 






l 600 


52 80 


Taillacq, Heirs of Elsie A. C.. . . 






•1,000 


132 00 


Tarbell, Charlei I 






i 000 


33 00 


Tar hell, ( ieOTge G 


500 


H> so 












19,675 


649 2fl 


Tarbell, ( ieorge G., Jr 






1,000 


U on 


Taaker, Eliza J 






1,500 


LIS SO 


Ta\ lor, 1 'riilah \ 






5,050 


lor) 65 


Taylor, Edward S. and Constance 








R 






4,800 


i 58 40 







72 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 


Tead, Stanley H. and Eleanor K. 






$7,000 


$231 00 


Tew, John B 






14,400 


475 20 


Theissen, Arthur E. and Laura. . 






13,500 


445 50 


Thompson, Ann B 






1,000 


33 00 


Thorpe, Margaret M.. . 






5,500 
26,900 


181 50 


Todd, C. Lee 


$500 


$16 50 


887 70 


Todd, Mabel H 


500 


16 50 


20,000 


660 00 


Tonseth, Didrick and Phoebe 






1,850 


61 05 


Torode, Herbert L. and Lor- 










raine S 






3,000 
8,300 


99 00 


Tracey, Elizabeth C 






273 90 


Tracey, Joseph R 


500 


16 50 






Tracey, Joseph R. and Elizabeth 










C 


100 


3 30 


500 


16 50 


Tracy, John W 




Tracy, John W. and Gertrude G. 






2,830 


93 39 


Trull, Sybil Shaw, Ex 






200 


6 60 


Tyler, Ethel A., Admx 






2,700 


89 10 


Tyler, Watson, Heirs of 






2,700 


89 10 


Umbrello, Francis 


3,350 


110 55 






Umbrello, Francis and Virginia. 






8,450 


278 85 


Vance, Jane K 






15,000 


495 00 


Van Leer, Hans L 


3,780 


124 74 


900 


29 70 


Van Leer, Hans L. and Mary K. 






8,000 


264 00 


Van Wart, Walter L. and Mary 










A 






1,750 


57 75 


Verrill, Floyd 


2,400 


79 20 






Waible, Wendell J. and Florence 










E 






4,500 


148 50 


Walker, A. Bruce 






250 
6,000 


8 25 


Walstrom, John E. and Una L. 


198 00 


Ward, Henry DeC. and Janet C. 






9,750 


321 75 


Warner, Henrietta S 


500 


16 50 


9,500 


313 50 


Warner, Henry E 






20,000 


660 00 


Warren, Wallace G 






3,600 


118 80 


Washburn, Lylla A 






2,100 


69 30 


Washburn, Mabel L. and Rachel 








W 






3,000 


99 00 


Washburn, Rachel W. . . . 






100 
1,000 


3 30 


Watson, Lily I 


33 00 


Watson, William E. and Claire L. 






400 


13 20 


Webb, Rosella 






3,500 
6,600 


115 50 


Wellman, Bertram and Cora B.. 


217 80 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



73 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 


Westcott, Vernon C. and Mary 










Alice 






$5,450 


$179 85 


Western Union Tel. Co 


$2,800 


$92 40 






Westman, Charles L 






7,000 


231 00 


Weston, Georgianna H 






3,000 


00 00 


Wheeler, Elizabeth F., Ann H., 










Mary L., and Ruth A. Gale. . 






14,650 


483 45 


Whitman, Annette Ross 






6,000 


198 00 


Whitney, Marion B 






1,500 


49 50 


Whittier, Charles F., and Cal- 










kins, Ramona T 






750 


24 75 


Wildes, Leland A. and Irene E.. 






6,000 


198 00 


Wiley, G. Arnold and Helen. . . . 






3,500 


115 50 


Wilkins, John H. and Aida S 


1,500 


49 50 


15,000 


495 00 


Wilkshire, Alice E 






100 


3 30 


Williamson, Elizabeth R 






1,300 


42 90 


Wilson, Clifford N. and Marian. 






10,800 


356 40 


Wilson, John 


710 


23 43 


3,500 


115 50 


Wilson, John Otis 






9,100 
25,000 


330 00 


Winchell, Guilbert 


400 


13 20 




Winchell, Guilbert and Evelyn. . 


825 00 


Witham, Arthur B 


150 


4 95 






Witham, Arthur B. and Mar- 




garet F 






4,200 
1,500 


138 60 


Wolff, Otto E 






49 50 


Woodbury, Robert S 


50 


1 65 






Woodbury, Helen S 






7,000 


231 00 


Woodhull, Deane H 






1,000 


33 00 


Woodhull, John H 






1,500 


49 50 


Woodland Trust 






420 


13 86 


Worcester, Alice E., and others. 






2,000 


66 00 


Young, Charlotte Wales 






3,850 


127 05 


Zander, Helmut A 






800 


26 40 



74 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



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1,706 20 
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TREASURER'S REPORT, CALENDAR YEAR, 1947 

January 1, Balance 

Receipts 

Anti-Rabies Dog Clinic 

Board of Appeals 

Board of Health 

Transfer from Schools for services of Nurse 

Borrowed in Anticipation of Tax Receipts 

Building Inspector 

Cemetery Fund 

Cemetery, digging graves 

City of Cambridge, Taxes, 1946 

Collector, Taxes 

Interest and Costs 

Concord Court Fines , 

deCordova, School Equipment Trust Fund Income 

Highway Department, Local 

Machinery Account 

Insurance Dividend 

Interest on Savings Accounts 

Library Fines 



Massachusetts, Commonwealth of: 

Income Tax $26,544 29 

Corporation Tax 8,397 16 

Gasoline Tax 4,676 40 

Highways, Chapter 90, 1946 3,278 23 

Unallocated 720 72 

Highways, Snow Removal 45 00 

Director of Standards 6 00 

Old Age Assistance 8,720 75 

a/c Loss of Taxes 210 86 

Meals Tax 548 83 

Vocational Education 155 86 



$87,515 


14 


51 


50 


30 


00 


467 


25 


460 00 


50,000 


00 


250 


50 


82 


43 


275 


00 


454 


47 


130,576 


77 


204 


33 


32 


50 


582 


60 


20 


00 


956 


25 


66 


32 


1,191 


17 


157 


50 



53,304 10 

Miscellaneous, Licenses, etc 122 45 

Middlesex County, Dog Tax 517 11 

Middlesex County, Highways, Chapter 90, 1946 2,518 64 

Unallocated 480 42 

Old Age Assistance Refunds 977 49 

Planning Board * 20 00 

Schools, Grammar School Fund 25 65 

Tuition and Transportation 103 07 

Town Clerk, Dog Licenses 697 80 



TREASURER'S REPORT 77 



S84 00 


6,800 


58 


234 


41 


1,350 


00 


5,125 


50 


1345,734 45 



Town Hall Rental 

U.S.A. Old Age Assistance 

U.S.A. Old Age Assistance Administration 

U.S.A. Damages to Virginia Road 

Water Department, Bonds and Interest . 



Payments 

Selectmen's Orders $200,634 47 

Massachusetts, Commonwealth of: 

1947 State Tax 3,500 00 

State Parks and Reservations- 135 78 

Auditing Municipal Accounts 481 96 

Middlesex County: 

1947 Tax 7,267 26 

Dog Tax 71 1 00 

Tuberculosis Hospital 1,12722 

Tax Anticipation notes 50,000 00 

$263,857 69 

December 31, Balance in Banks 81,876 76 



GENERAL FUND 

Assets 



Concord National Bank 

Day Trust Company 

Arlington Five Cents Savings Bank 

Brockton Savings Bank 

Brookline Savings Bank 

Cambridge Savings Bank , 

East Bridgewater Savings Bank . . , 

Franklin Savings Bank 

1 [ome Sayings Bank 

Institution for Savings in Roxbury . 

Lowell Savings Bank 

Lynn Five Cent^ Savings Hank 

Newton Savings Bank 

North Avenue Savings Bank 

Waltham Savings Bank 

Whitman Savings Bank 

hirst National Bank, BostOU 



$345,734 45 



$5,625 


70 


10,620 


07 


4*167 


83 


4,141 


96 


2,089 


08 


4,251 


11 


4,1 18 


MS 


4.21 1 


58 


4,183 


41 


4,141 


96 


2,073 


55 


L,169 


si 




01 


2,093 


37 


1,239 


05 


1,190 


l 1 


1,000 


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$69. 5- 



78 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Julian deCordova grants, reserved for School equipment 

purposes: 

Belmont Savings Bank $3,861 15 

Boston Five Cents Savings Bank 3,712 46 

Natick Five Cents Savings Bank 1,030 30 

Maiden Savings Bank 2,057 19 

Warren Institution for Savings 1,650 85 



$12,311 95 



$81,876 76 



On Deposit $81,876 76 

Taxes, Interest to be added 8,454 99 

Accounts Receivable: 

Cambridge, City of Taxes 535 62 

Commonwealth of Mass. O.A.A 1,548 92 

U.S.A. Old Age Assistance 1,245 56 

Chapter 90, State and County aid to Highways 7,778 51 



$101,440 36 



Liabilities 

Dog Licenses due County 

Road Machinery Fund 

Reserve, Old Age Assistance 

Reserve, Old Age Assistance Administration 

Reserve, Aid to Dependent Children 

Unexpended Appropriation Balances: 

Assessors' Maps $241 56 

Dental Clinic 498 46 

Chapter 90, Construction 297 83 

Heavy Duty Truck 1,187 25 

School House Building Committee 900 38 

Town Hall Heating Specifications 200 00 

Pierce Will Litigation 1,000 00 

Town Barn 1,000 00 



$1 80 

2,340 29 

182 84 

29 19 
185 43 



5,325 48 



TREASURER'S REPORT 79 

Overlay: Reserve $3,809 56 

Surplus 17,241 84 $21,051 40 

Surplus: de Cordova School Grants 12,311 95 

deCordova School Equipment Trust 

Fund Income 594 18 

Sale of Real Estate Fund 2,500 00 

Other 56,917 80 



72,323 93 



$101,440 36 



Contingent Liabilities: 

$5,000 00 General Lien \\i% Bonds, 
Pending Litigation. 



FREDERICK B. TAYLOR, 

Treasurer. 



CEMETERY FUND 

Cash Account 
Cash on hand, January 1, 1947 $0 00 

Income received in 1947: 

Interest on savings bank deposit 82 43 

Proceeds, sale of cemetery lots 600 00 



$682 43 

Deduct: 1947 income paid to General Funds $82 43 

Deposited in savings bank 600 00 682 43 



Cash on hand at December 31, 1947 $0 00 



Savings Bank Deposit at December J 1 , X947 
Middlesex Institution for Savings f \ . ! 1° 1\ 



80 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



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deCoidoTa and Dana Museum and Park 
Cash Account 

Cash balance at January 1. 1047 

Add: Received from Executors under will of Julian A. 

va in lieu oi income from so-called "A" 

Trust for month of January. 1947 at rate of \% 

Advances from Julian A. deCordova Museum and 

Park Fund 



Expenditures of 1047 per order Selectmen ^see df 



$5,672 58 

1.150 00 
4.573 46 

$11,196 04 
11.196 04 



Detail of Expenditures, 1947 

Care of Grounds : 

Work on trees $3,504 19 

Seed, fertilizer, etc 156 55 

New power lawn mower and hose 19S 50 

Use of truck, ploughing snow 20 00 

Repairs to caretaker's car, truck 271 ; 

Car allowance to caretaker 52 00 

Rolling lawns 75 5 

Caretaker's salary 1,800 00 

Care of Buildings and Contents: 

Ekctricity $102 55 

Water 24 24 

Telephone 75 65 

Miscellaneous hardware 109 14 

Oil 969 S9 

Fire extinguisher ... 5525 

Insurance 707 00 

Repairs — to oil burner and furnace 2 44 40 

— plumbing 12 5 5 

— roof 170 00 

— general 59 97 

Storage of rugs and tapestries 7110 

Essential repairs to tapestries 819 80 



$6,061 42 



3,419 10 



TREASURER'S REPORT 83 



Miscellaneous: 

x rental 

Frederick Robinson, fee as advisor 

Secretarial work, postage 

Appraisal of coin collection 

Medical expense of caretaker 

Legal expense 

Engineering survey of grounds . . . 
Miscellaneous supplies 



Total 1947 expenditures 



SI 75 




1,000 00 




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100 00 




94 00 




186 26 




225 00 










$1,715 52 






$11,196 04 



WATER DEPARTMENT REPORT 

For the Year Ending December 31, 1947 

Receipts 
1947 

Jan. 1 Balance $26,175 31 

Operating: 

Rates $15,216 22 

Meter 741 04 

Miscellaneous 26 00 

15,453 23 

$42,158 57 

Expenses 
Operating: 

Expense $332 56 

Power 2,314 52 

Salaries 1,125 00 

Repairs and Renewals 23,302 79 

$27,074 87 

Sundry : 

Transferred to General Account, Interest on 

Bonds $125 00 

Transferred to General Account for Bonds 
due December 1, 1947 5,000 00 

IS 00 

Dec. 31, Balance on Deposit 9,958 70 

$42,158 57 



84 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



AUDITOR'S REPORT FOR 1947 



Following you will find a report of all the money paid out 
by the Town Treasurer on order of the Selectmen of Lincoln. 

I have examined the accounts of the officers entrusted with 
the receipts, custody and expenditure of money and find that 
the reports are correct. 

I have visited the First National Bank of Boston and veri- 
fied all the Securities of the Town that are kept in the Safe 
Vault. 

JAMES W. LENNON, 

Auditor. 



School Account 

Payments 
Transportation : 

Doherty's Garage $5,291 63 

Rice's Garage 2,555 73 

Individuals 245 20 

Corrigan's Taxi 71 85 

F. H. McKelvey 97 28 

Lincoln Taxi Service 29 60 

$8,291 29 

Tuition : 

Town of Concord $10,356 67 

Town of Weston 3,183 31 

City of Waltham 360 00 

Town of Lexington 1 10 00 

City of Newton 39 60 

Essex Co. Agri. School 64 00 



14,113 58 



Supplies: 

J. L. Hammett Co $486 54 

Maynard Coal Co 691 34 

Socony Vacuum Oil Co 218 84 

Rice's Oil Co., Fuel Oil 86 77 

Scott Foresman Co 99 89 

Ralph F. Bass 104 17 

Row-Peterson & Co 144 63 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 85 



Underwood Corp 

West Disinfecting Co 

D. C. Heath Co 

E. E. Babb & Co 

Rosella Webb, Stamps 

Commonwealth of Mass 

American Book Co 

John C. Winston Co 

Brodhead-Garrett Co 

MacMillan Co 

A. B. Rider & Assoc 

American Playground 

Unique Press 

Horace Partridge 

F. E. Compton 

Gledhill Co 

Science Kit 

Phillips Paper Co 

Massachusetts Audubon Society 

Rand McNally & Co 

Follet Publishing Co 

J. B. Lippincott Co 

Audio Video Co 

Eastern Pictures — Films 

Concord Hardware Co 

Ginn & Company 

Silver Burdett Co 

World Book Co 

Denoyer-Geppert Co 

Webster Publishing Co 

Young Peoples Record Club . . . 

Allen Chair Corp 

Beaudette & Co 

C. A. Gregory Co 

Vanderhoof Hardware Co 

Paul & Eaton 

Grover Cronin 

John S. Cheever Co 

L. W. Singer Co 

Row-Peterson & Co 

L J. Peabody 

Charles E. Merrill Co 

Diebold 

Children's Reading Service 

Can ade Paper Co 

News Map ol the Week, Sub. . . 

William M Horner 

Other Small l\i> ments 



$81 


65 


89 


52 


49 


71 


183 


13 


58 


25 


48 


80 


50 


68 


70 49 


65 


22 


61 


96 


72 


99 


159 


56 


42 


20 


67 


10 


66 05 


39 39 


33 65 


46 


85 


50 


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89 


28 


35 


49 


28 


60 


25 


22 


15 92 


17 


93 


30 


10 


15 


63 


11 


18 


12 


52 


13 


53 


13 


10 


27 


20 


26 44 


30 


51 


23 


67 


64 


82 


28 


35 


14 


33 


11 


71 


18 


33 


82 


00 


16 


52 


15 


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17 


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10 


15 


15 


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15 


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$4,110 77 



86 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Miscellaneous: 

Teachers' and Janitors' Salaries $30,651 80 

Mass. Teachers' Retirement Board 1,064 80 

Doherty's Garage, Amortization 969 85 

Doherty's Garage, Amortization 896 12 

Rice's Garage, Amortization 1,103 01 

Cost of Living Adjustment 903 00 

Town of Lincoln, Nurse 460 00 

Boston Edison Co 390 32 

James T. Ryan, Painting 368 75 

Randolph Piper, M.D., Services 250 00 

Martin Coffey & Son, Repairs 154 73 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co 162 68 

George E. Cunningham, Labor 112 50 

James E. Lahey, Repairs 141 05 

Town of Lincoln, Water 89 26 

F. H. McKelvey, Conference 68 92 

Rice's Garage, Insurance 103 93 

New Eng. School Council, Membership .... 50 00 

Wilfred Smith, Labor 35 80 

Boston & Maine R.R., Freight 29 18 

Cleber Watch Co., Watch 23 17 

Center School, Petty Cash 25 00 

Comm. of Mass., Tuning piano 17 50 

Manning W. MacRae, Repairs 16 68 

Volta R. Hall, Speaker 15 00 

Journal Press, Printing 13 50 

Edmund Giles, Sand 12 00 

Mrs. Edith Cullen, Services 14 89 

Moore's Express, Moving Piano 10 00 

A. S. Brooks, Labor 24 00 

Other Small Payments 12 00 $38,246 38 



Total $64,762 02 

Transfer from Reserve $266 02 

Appropriation 64,496 00 



$64,762 02 $64,762 02 



General Highway Department 

Payments 
Supplies : 

Utility Oil Co $3,128 51 

Highland Sand & Gravel Co 1,079 52 

Lexington Sand & Gravel Co 314 25 

Garden City Gravel Corp 151 42 

New Eng. Sand & Gravel Co 146 21 

B. W. Brown Grain Co., Salt 176 00 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 87 

Mass. Broken Stone Co $346 40 

New Eng. Road Machine Co 155 19 

The Chemical Salt Corp 244 50 

Commonwealth of Mass 148 70 

Traffic & Road Equipment Co 78 00 

Files & O'Keefe 65 44 

Riverside Paint & Varnish Co 63 31 

Heil Equipment Co 147 02 

New Eng. Fence Co 24 75 

Concord Hardware Co 25 94 

Willson Lumber Co 18 83 

Conant Machine Co 15 03 

Richardson's Hardware 1 1 48 

George W. Deacon 651 

Robert E. Kelly 5 00 

$6,352 01 

Miscellaneous: 

Payroll 11,451 32 

Sumner Smith, Rent of Barn $780 00 

Langille Bros., Labor 431 18 

Edward MacLeod, Heating Barn 218 78 

Edmund Giles, Snow Work 380 00 

Joseph Cotoni, Snow Work 182 00 

Sumner Smith, Snow Work 18 00 

T. Arnold Beach, Oil Burner 90 00 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co 87 55 

Boston Edison Co 30 13 

George S. Zittel, Electrical Work 49 60 

Payroll, Transfer from Chapter 90 49 92 

Everett C. Speare, Repairs 32 50 

Edmund Giles, Rent of Roller 27 00 

Greenough Bros., Moving Roller 25 24 

Robert Gormley, Welding 16 00 

Leonard Rooney, Blasting Bond 15 00 

Edward H. Campbell, Signs 15 00 

Byron Lunt, Gravel 12 00 

Lincoln Water Works 8 50 

John Moreau, Filing Saws 8 42 

Edward Harrington, Painting 7 50 

John Dolan, Filing Saws 6 00 

Rail Road Express 5 28 

Laffin's Express 3 92 

Tracey's Service Station 2 20 

2,501 72 



Total $20,305 05 

Transfer from Reserve $355 05 

Appropriation 19,950 00 

$20,305 05 



88 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Highway Chapter 90 — 1946 

Payments 
Salaries for men on Highway $1,147 30 

Supplies: 

Utility Oil Co 190 76 

Miscellaneous: 

Town of Lincoln, Truck 171 00 

Town of Lincoln, Grader 92 50 

Town of Stow, Roller 80 00 



$1,681 56 



Highway Chapter 90, 1947 

Payments 
Salaries for men on Highway . $2,877 08 

Supplies: 

Utility Oil Co $582 50 

Barclay Explosives 82 25 

Berger Metal Culvert Co 19 13 

683 88 

Miscellaneous: 

Kennedy Bros., Bulldozer and Shovel . $1,426 00 

Kennedy Bros., Trucks 475 50 

Edgar Browning, Compressor 328 95 

William J. Hamilton, Compressor 77 40 

Joseph Britt, Compressor 8 60 

Town of Lincoln, Trucks 407 75 

Town of Lincoln, Grader 55 00 

Town of Stow, Roller 48 00 

A. J. Parker, Bulldozer 233 63 

J. J. Morrissey, Trucks 576 00 

Byron Lunt, Sand 367 00 

New Eng. Sand & Gravel Co 51 30 

Highland Sand & Gravel Co 19 50 

Greenough Bros., Moving Shovel 39 03 

Greenough Bros., Moving Roller 28 00 

Roy S. Dudley, Roller Operator 51 98 

Payroll Charged to Highway 49 92 

4,243 56 

Total $7,804 52 



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89 



Highway Chapter 90, Maintenance 

Payments 
Salaries for men on Highway 

Supplies: 

Utility Oil Co 1947 27 

New Eng. Fence Co 694 55 

Mass. Broken Stone Co 151 06 

I.. Baritone & Sons, Gravel 66 60 

New Rug. Sand \- Gravel 56 00 

Harry Cook, Sand 22 20 

Miscellaneous: 

Greenough Bros., Moving Roller $49 00 

Greenougfa Bros., Moving Trailer 25 24 

Town of Stow, Rent of Roller 32 00 

Town of Lincoln, Rent of Trucks 118 00 

Total 



$524 40 



2,237 68 



224 24 



S2.986 32 



Highway Machinery Account 

Payments 
Supplies: 

Socony- Vacuum Oil Co $1,1 : 

I toherty's ( Parage, Gas 1 12 98 

Pennsylvania Oil Co 66 70 

New Eng. Road Mach. Co 47 45 

Files & O'Keefe 42 20 

Rice's Oil Co., Range Oil 45 43 

E. \V. Systrom Co 36 80 

Conant Machine & Steel Co 15 51 

Intcrn.uion.il 1 larwster Co 12 59 

W'altliatn Plate Glass 10 00 

Richardson's Hardware 9 10 

Waltham Auto Corp 7 20 

The Clapper Co 4 62 

Miscellaneous: 

Mack Motor Truck Co., Repairs $460 i ( > 

Rio ' Repairs KM 35 

Tractor's Inc., Assembling Spreader 131 50 

Roy Johnston's Tire Shop, Repairs nn ; > 

Lincolo Auto Sen ice, Repairs ; I 71 

Anderson's Servii e, Repairs 19 55 

I vereti C. s '" ar,Repairs 



$1,563 91 



90 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Herbert A. Mosher, Repairs 

Harkin's Mach. & Equip. Co., Repairs 

Heil Equipt. Co., Repairs 

Portable Steam Cleaning Co 

Central Welding Co., Repairs 

The Clapper Co., Repairs 

Robert Gormley, Welding 

White Motor Co., Repairs 

Doherty's Garage, Repairs 

Total 

Transfer from Reserve 

Appropriation 



$30 00 
28 10 
25 81 
24 00 
21 50 
18 70 
15 00 
11 30 
1 45 



$266 57 
2.700 00 



$1,402 66 



$2,966 57 



$2,966 57 



Street Lights Account 

Payments 

Boston Edison Co.: January 

February 

March 

April 

May 



June 

July 

August . . . 
September 
October . . 
November . 
December 



Total 

Transfer from Reserve 

Appropriation 

Article 15 



$72 90 

4,180 00 

160 00 



S390 65 
380 28 
361 94 
367 23 
353 04 
335 13 
334 47 
341 79 
358 57 
376 30 
397 81 
415 69 

$4,412 90 



$4,412 90 $4,412 90 



Town Hall Account 

Payments 
Supplies: 

Concord Hardware Co 

Tru-Lite Mfg. Co 

A. R. MacLeod 

Waltham Paper Products 

Richardson's Hardware • 

Elmer A. Rollins 



$122 


71 


78 40 


6 


05 


5 


50 


2 


98 


1 


50 



$217 14 



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91 



Miscellaneous: 

Orrin C. Wood, Janitor $2,358 50 

James T. Ryan, Painting 381 25 

Kiev's Oil Co., Fuel Oil 244 32 

Maynard Coal Co 209 00 

Boston Edison Co 201 60 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co 171 83 

Orrin C. Wood, Painting 156 00 

James E. Lahey, Repairs 72 50 

Roy & Leonard, Painting Flag-pole 55 00 

Martin Coffey & Son, Repairs 44 37 

John J. Hogan, 2 Way P. A. System 40 00 

Boston Cons. Gas Co 24 43 

Gormley Oil Co., Fuel Oil 2151 

J. Lester Campbell, Repairs 16 23 

John E. Smith, Electrical Repairs 11 35 

Edmund Giles, Rolling Lawn 12 00 

Charles L. West man, Bulletin Bd 1122 

Lincoln Water Comm., Water 42 50 

Lincoln Auto Service, Sharpening Mower. . . 8 00 

Commonwealth of Mass., Tuning Piano ... 7 00 

H Bigelow Hills, Lettering 3 00 

Manning W. MacRae, Repairs 2 33 

Edward MacLeod, Repairs 2 35 

Elmer A. Rollins, P. O. Box Rent 1 80 

Tracey's Service Station, Gasoline 1 03 

Refund 

Total 

Transfer from Reserve S99 96 

Appropriation 4.192 00 



$4,099 12 

S4.316 26 
24 30 

S4.291 96 



$4,291 96 S4,2«)l 96 



Fire Department 

Payments 
Supplies: 

F.irr.ir Co 


,0 Ml 


American Fire Equipment Co 

American La I'r.im <• Co 

( '.irl Mamon 


n oo 
12 U 

1 10 


i fobbfl & Warren 


5 17 



$111 01 



92 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Miscellaneous: 

Labor of Men $1,828 50 

Doherty's Garage, Storage and Service .... 779 14 

Tracey's Service Station, Storage and Service 344 18 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co 112 47 

Doherty's Garage, Labor 94 50 

Boston Edison Co 37 60 

Muriel Giles, Clerical Work 22 50 

Louis W. Bills, Repairs 12 50 

L. Cavelier, Repairs 6 00 

Edmund Giles, Expenses 5 80 

Salaries: 

Edmund Giles $25 00 

Charles K. Fitts 25 00 

Andrew J. Dougherty 25 00 

Orrin C. Wood 25 00 

Walter Porter 25 00 

Joseph Tracey 25 00 

Frank Gordon 25 00 

William Doherty 25 00 

Total 

Transfer from Reserve $422 80 

Appropriation 3,432 00 



$3,243 19 



200 00 



$3,854 80 



$3,854 80 $3,854 80 



Library Account 

Payments 
Supplies: 

Old Corner Book Store 

Concord Book Shop 

Rosella Webb 

Doubleday-Doran & Co 

H. W. Wilson Co 

Remington Rand Co 

Cadmus Books 

American Library Association 

A. B. Rideo 

J. L. Hammett Co 

The Personal Book Shop 

Vanderhoof Hardware 

Roland W. Robbins 



$328 21 


90 


57 


78 00 


39 03 


32 


95 


22 


70 


14 


70 


10 85 


10 


59 


7 


23 


7 


39 


5 


59 


2 


50 



$650 31 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 



93 



Miscellaneous: 

Edith B. Farrar $1,200 00 

Maynard Coal Co 285 00 

L. A. Wells Bindery 81 26 

Manning W. MacRae 77 69 

Boston Edison Co 42 17 

Constantin A. Pertzoff, Wood 40 00 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co 33 51 

Book of the Month Sub 24 00 

James T. Ryan, Painting 20 00 

Edmund Giles, Rolling Lawn 16 50 

Edith B. Farrar, Expenses 10 00 

Lincoln Water Works 8 50 

John E. Smith, Electrical Work 7 42 

Journal Press, Printing 4 50 

Current History, Sub 3 00 

Consumers Research, Sub 3 00 

Scholastic Magazines, Sub 2 25 

Total 

Appropriation $1,992 00 

Dog Tax 517 11 



$1,858 80 



$2,509 11 



$2,509 11 $2,509 11 



Cemetery Account 

Payments 
Labor: 

George E. Cunningham 

James L. Cunningham 

Jess Hoyt 

John Cook 

I larold W. Coburn 

Stephen Davis 

Alfred Smart 

Supplies: 

Thorp & Martin 

Lincoln Auto Sen ice, Mower 

Acton Monumental Co.. Hound Poets 



$655 60 




354 60 




187 20 




175 50 




25 20 




25 20 




11 10 






$1,434 40 




$146 75 




28 50 




18 00 






to; K 



94 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Miscellaneous: 

H. Wallace, Surveying SI 58 00 

Lincoln Water Works, Water 1 7 00 

Lincoln Auto Service, Repairs 11 95 

Total 

Transfer from Reserve S450 00 

Appropriation 1,500 00 

$1,950 00 

Expenses $1,814 60 



$186 95 



$1,814 60 



$135 40 



Selectmen's Account 

Payments 
Salaries: 

Sumner Smith 

H. Bigelow Hills 

John Todd 

Mary E. Causer 

Supplies: 

H. S. Home & Co 

Thomas Groom Co 

Rosella Webb 

Hobbs & Warren 

Wards 

Miscellaneous: 

Robinson Seal Co., Binding Books 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co 

Dept. of Veterans' Service, Photostatic Copies 

Custance Bros., Estimate 

Waltham News Tribune, Printing 

Middlesex Co., Selectmen's Ass. Dues 

Total 

Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation 



$200 00 




200 00 




200 00 




1,589 92 






S2,189 92 




$47 63 




29 50 




20 00 




7 55 




2 56 


1D7 ?A 



$73 06 




35 06 




13 00 




10 00 




3 25 




3 00 






137 37 






$2,434 53 




35 47 




$2,470 00 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 



95 



Tree and Moth Department 

Payments 
Labor: 

Lawrence Hallett $1,272 43 

John Gilbert 915 00 

James L. Cunningham 424 83 

Timothy Crowley 90 00 

John Cook 15 30 

Supplies: 

Farm Bureau $135 00 

Fitzhenry & Guptill 46 13 

Rice's Garage 44 36 

Tracey Service Station 15 05 

John Moreau 14 25 

Total 

Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation 



$2,717 56 



254 79 



$2,972 35 
837 65 


S3, 810 00 



Board of Health 

Payments 
Supplies: 

Tracey 's Service Station $138 63 

Lederle Laboratories 30 00 

Rower Dental Supply Co 26 65 

Beatty Bros 20 88 

Arthur B. Cherry 1 7 50 

E. F. Mahady Co 3 00 

Miscellaneous: 

Marion OU-r, Salary f2,136 00 

Minute-Man Chevrolet, Car 724 25 

Joseph B. Barron, Dental Clinic 100 00 

John A. V. I )avies, M.D., Services 200 00 

Dorothy Bates, Salary 150 00 

Rice'- ( ■argae, Repairs 72 41 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co 34 10 

Edmund < riles, Snow Work 29 <><> 

Aides Russell, I >A'.M., Services 20 <><> 

Grenier Print shop, Printing 7 ;, » 



$236 66 



96 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



A. R. MacLeod & Son, Electrical Work . . . 
Minute Man Chevrolet, Repairs 


$6 19 

4 75 


$3,784 20 






Total 

Unexpended Balance 


$4,020 86 
677 14 






Appropriation 


$4,698 00 



Summer Playground and Ball Field 

Payments 

James Dudley, Salary $400 00 

David Todd, Salary 195 30 

Supplies: 

James F. Brine $104 41 

Horace Partridge 72 71 

Tennis and Squash Club 56 53 

Wilson Lumber Co 31 60 

Doherty's Garage 8 79 

Miscellaneous: 

James Lahey, Repairs $111 00 

James T. Ryan, Painting 65 00 

Edmund Giles, Rolling Field 24 00 

The Clapper Co., Repairs 18 00 

Lincoln Taxi Service 10 00 

Total 

Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation 



$595 30 



274 04 



228 00 



$1,097 34 
228 66 

$1,326 00 



Treasurer's Account 

Payments 
Salaries: 

Frederick B. Taylor 

Mary E. Causer 

Supplies: 

George W. Buckingham 

Rosella Webb 

Thomas Groom Co 



$200 00 
200 00 



$53 82 

53 00 

6 60 



$400 00 



113 42 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 97 

Miscellaneous: 
Frederick B. Taylor, Expenses $17 35 

First National Hank, Kent of Safe 15 00 

Commonwealth o! Mass. Certified Fee .... 2 00 

Mass. Collector's and Treas. Assoc., Dues , I 00 

|35 ^ ; 

Total $54* 

Unexpendcl Balance 15 23 

Appropri.it ion $561 00 

Assessors' Special Account 

Supplies: 

Andrew T. Johnson Co SI 55 08 

L. L. Applni 42 52 

Middle-ex Registry of 1 >eeda 13 94 

Philip R. Snelling 75 

Hobbs & Warren 54 

S212 83 

Salaries: 

Philip R, Snelling $203 50 

Otto Hagmann 42 00 

245 50 

Total S458 33 



Collector's Account 

William II. Davis, Salary S1,4S> r><) 

I faderwood Corp. Typewriter 105 50 

Barry Printing Co 44 00 

Mass. Collector's and Treas. Assoc 1 00 

Total $1,636 19 

1 Unexpended Balance 63 81 

Appropriation $1,700 00 

Town Clerk Account 

William 11. Davis, Salary $250 <><) 

Robinson Seal Co., Supplies 1 7 i>«) 

I.. Prank Perkins, Supplies ... I \ 90 

Total ... $281 -)•) 

Unexpended Balance I 01 

Appropriation 



98 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Police Department 

Payments 
Supplies: 

Tracey's Service Station $435 53 

M. Linsky, Uniform 46 85 

A. T. Ball 2 10 

Miscellaneous: 

John J. Kelliher, Services $2,385 00 

Edward Cunningham 2,313 00 

Frank Gordon, Special 16 00 

John Gilbert, Special 16 00 

Isaac Langille, Special 20 00 

James L. Cunningham, Special 6 00 

Daniel Ryan, Special 6 00 

Lawrence Hallett, Special 6 00 

Ralph F. Anderson, Radio 584 00 

John Heylizier, Radio Services 91 55 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co 65 33 

Rice's Garage, Repairs 45 65 

Thomas J. Carrig, Installing Radio 20 00 

West End Chevrolet Co., Repairs 5 00 

Total 

Transfer from Reserve $5 01 

Appropriation 6,059 00 



$484 48 



5,579 53 



$6,064 01 



$6,064 01 



Election and Registration Account 

Payments 

Garden City Printing Co 

Barry Printing Co 

Bertha Bowles, Teller 

D. Everett Sherman, Teller 

Manley Boyce, Teller 

Joseph Frazier, Teller 

Helena Dee, Checker and Teller 

William Causer, Checker and Teller 

Alice Boyce, Checker 

Philip A. Davis, Checker 

Henry J. Davis, Listing 

Andrew J. Dougherty, Registrar 

Henry J. Davis, Registrar 



$110 00 


6 00 


6 00 


6 00 


6 00 


6 00 


9 00 


9 00 


3 00 


3 00 


150 00 


50 00 


50 00 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 



99 



Manley Boyce, Registrar 

William H. Davis, Registrar 

Total 

Transferred from Reserve Account S4 00 

Appropriation 51000 



$50 00 
SO 00 

SSI 4 00 



$514 00 



Assessors' Account 

Payments 
Salaries: 

Philip Snelling $200 00 

D. Everett Sherman 1 75 00 

Cyrus W. Murphy 175 00 

Supplies: 

Hobbs & Warren $29 19 

Robinson Seal Co 28 52 

Miscellaneous: 

Elizabeth Snelling, Typing $62 40 

Beacon Printing Co 7 50 

Mass. Assessors' Assoc, Dues 6 00 

Philip Snelling, Expenses 30 00 

L. L. Applin, Transfers 6 60 

Robinson Seal Co 4 12 

Stoneham Independant, Printing 1 00 

Total 

Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation 



$550 00 



57 71 



117 62 

$725 33 
67 

$726 00 



Vocational Account 

Payments 

Tuition: 

City of Waltham 

Transportation: 

Alfred Smart 

Edgar Browning 

Total 



19 W 



$n«) 99 









100 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Finance Committee Account 

Payments 

Assoc, of Town Finance Committee, Dues SI 00 

Unexpended Balance 20 00 

Appropriation S30 00 

$30 00 

Legal Services Account 

Payments 

S. R. Wrightington, Legal Services S913 45 

Goodwin Proctor & Hoar, Services 652 57 

Total $1 ,566 02 

Transfer from Reserve S652 57 

Appropriation 1,000 00 

1,652 57 

Balance S86 55 

Building Inspector Account 

Cyrus Murphy, Services S184 00 

Beacon Printing and Tag Co., Supplies 30 75 

Total S214 75 

Unexpended Balance 25 

Appropriation S2 1 5 00 

Board of Appeals 

Payments 

Anothy J. Doherty, Services $200 00 

Waltham Tribune, Printing 35 56 

H. S. Home & Co., Supplies 7 08 

Total $242 64 

Unexpended Balance 7 36 

Appropriation $250 00 

Unclassified Account 

Payments 

Cook Bros., Rent of Land for Dump $200 00 

Appropriation 200 00 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 101 

Insurance Account 

Expenses $2,519 93 

Transfer from Reserve $69 93 

Appropriation 2,450 00 

$2,519 93 $2,519 93 

Town Report Account 

Payments 

Garden ( ity Printing Co $757 30 

Garden City Printing Co., Balance 74 75 

Total $832 05 

Transfer from Reserve $72 05 

Appropriation 760 00 

$832 05 



Memorial Day Account 

Payments 

Dickey Raymond, Mimeographing 

Arnold Fisher Co., Flowers 

James E. Lahey, Labor 

C. M. Batchelder Co., Flags 

O'Toole the Florist, Wreaths 

Total 

Appropriation 

Balance 21 



School Building Committee 
Payments 

L. B. Anderson and H. L. Beckwith, Services 

Dickie Raymond 

S. k. Wrightingtoii, Services 

Unique Press, Supplies 

F, H. M< Kelvey, Transportation 

B . Cotton and McLeary, Books 

The American School and University, Books 



S23 06 


20 


60 


13 


63 


12 


50 


5 


00 


$74 79 


75 


00 



rotal 

I Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation $5.mu <>o 



S4.000 00 


.si 93 


30 00 


19 25 


7 It 


7 00 


i 00 


14,099 62 


900 38 



102 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Article 2 

Edmund Giles, Fire Engineer 

Andrew Dougherty, Fire Engineer 

Charles K. Fitts, Fire Engineer 

Chester Wood, Fire Engineer 

Horace Partridge, Supplies 

Phillips Paper Co., (School Dept.) 

Doherty's Garage, Fire Department 

A. A. and S. N. Shurcliff, Services 

Total 

Appropriation 



$25 00 


25 00 


25 00 


56 


12 50 


29 85 


11 25 


466 34 


$595 50 


595 50 



Planning Board Account 

Payments 



$67 37 
7 20 
3 15 


$77 72 
69 19 


$47 44 

7 00 

4 75 

10 00 




$146 91 
183 09 



Supplies: 

Makepeace Inc 

Modern Blue Print Co. 
Spaulding-Moss Co. . . 



Miscellaneous: 

Dickie-Raymond 

William DeFord, Desk Seal 

Waltham Tribune 

Mass. Federation of Planning Boards, Dues 



Total 

Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation $330 00 



Auditor's Account 

Payments 
Salary: 

James W. Lennon $150 00 

Appropriation 150 00 



Inspector of Animals 

Payments 
Salary: 

Daniel E. Sherman .' $100 00 

Appropriation 100 00 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 103 

Article 8 and 9, 1946 and 1947 

Payments 

The Clapper Co., Scythe $194 00 

Tractors Inc., Sand Spreader 750 00 

$944 00 
Middlesex Co. Sanitorium 

Payment 
Treas. Middlesex Co. Sanitorium, Assessment $1,127 22 

Interest on Bonds 

Payments 

First National Bank, Payment of Bonds $5,000 00 

Day Trust Co., Interest on Bonds Ill 17 

First National Bank, Interest 125 00 

Total $5,236 17 

Transfer from Reserve $111 17 

Appropriation 5,125 00 

$5,236 17 

Day Trust Co., Payment of Bonds $50,000 00 

State Tax 

Lawrence Curtis, State Tax $3,500 00 

Lawrence Curtis, Parks and Conservation 135 78 

Lawrence Curtis, Dept. of Corp. and Taxation 481 96 

$4,117 74 
Dog Taxes due County 

County Treasurer, Dog Taxes $286 60 

County Treasurer, Dog Taxes 424 40 

$711 00 
Interest Paid as Discount 

Day Trust Co., Interest $111 17 

Purchase of School Site 

Sumner Smith, Purchase of Land $ 1 2,000 00 

County Tax 
(harks P. Howard, Counts Tax $7,267 26 

Refund 

Mrs. Charlotte \v. Young, Real Estate Refund $u> 50 



104 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Wills and Deeds Account 

Payments 

Pearson Hunt, Expenses $12 20 

Unexpended Balance 237 80 

Appropriation $250 00 



Fire Trucks 

Payments 

Farrar Co., 2 Combination Pumpers $12,500 00 

Appropriation 12,500 00 



Motor Vehicle Excise Refund 

Frederick & Adams, South Lincoln $3 62 

Patrick J. Neary, Lincoln 3 43 

Gustave Cushing, Concord 1 62 

George G. Tarbell, Lincoln 1 62 

John H. Seippell, South Lincoln 90 

Jeanne B. Cousins, South Lincoln 7 55 

Gaetano Rando, Lincoln 1 35 

$20 09 
Public Welfare Account 

Payments 

Expenses $792 66 

Old Age Assistance 

Payments 

Expenses $12,487 74 

Unexpended Balance 12 26 

Appropriation $12 t 500 00 



Old Age Assistance, Federal Grants 

Expenses $7,013 99 

Old Age Assistance Administration, Federal Grants 

Expenses $254 80 

Soldiers' Benefits 

No Expenses 

Appropriation $1,000 00 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 



105 



Water Account 

Payments 
Salaries: 

John J. Kelliher $475 00 

William H. Davis 400 00 

Henry J. Davis 100 00 

Sumner Smith 75 00 

Robert W. Scott 75 00 

Supplies: 

John Manville, Pipe $6,167 31 

R. C. Sullivan Co 568 01 

Red Hed Mfg. Co 386 32 

Utilities Supply Co 202 72 

Town of Concord 113 22 

James G. Pollard Co 112 66 

Carpenter-Morton Co 1 1 1 86 

Charles L. Lynch Co 98 42 

Turbine Equipment Co 91 14 

Public Works Supply Co 42 00 

New Eng. Fence Co 24 75 

Manning W. MacRae 23 04 

Richardson's Hardware 12 50 

Charles Bruning Co 1 1 52 

B. \V. Brown Grain Co 6 10 

Dalton & Robinson 4 50 

Rosella Webb 2 20 

John Gilbert 1 50 

Labor: 

Clark, Dingley Co., Laying Pipe $9,500 24 

John Gilbert 1,622 21 

Lawrence Hallett 1,010 20 

James L. Cunningham 171 90 

John Cook 60 80 

Charles Messina 41 85 

Raymond Mahar 16 20 

Joseph Gilbert 16 20 

I Idgar Bitra ning 8 55 

Robert M< ei 2 70 

Miscellaneous: 

ton Edison Co 12,314 5.! 

Metcali ,\ Eddy, Service i.k><> ft 

Rio ' 



$1,125 00 



7,979 77 



12,450 85 



106 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Town of Concord, Treating Pond $226 18 

Tracey's Station, Gasoline 204 90 

Coffin & Richardson 150 00 

L. Cavelier, Welding 70 10 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co 34 23 

Globe Newspaper Co., Advertising 32 80 

F. W. Dodge Corp., Advertising Proposal . . 25 90 

Bar y Printing Co . 16 50 

Edward MacLeod, Labor 16 00 

Lincoln Auto Service, Repairs 10 55 

John Moreau, Labor on Tools 4 25 

Boston & Maine R.R., Express 3 07 

Laffin's Express, Express 2 30 

Mary E. Causer, Postage 2 40 

Town of Lincoln, Bonds and Interest 5,125 00 

New Eng. Cemetery Service, Compressor . . . 650 82 

George E. Cunningham, Truck 20 00 

New Eng. Sand and Gravel Co 4 50 



$10,581 75 



Total $32,199 87 

Unexpended Balance 5,450 13 



Appropriation $37,650 00 



Reserve Account 



Transferred to General Highways . . 
" Highway Machinery 

" Town Hall 

11 Fire Department. . . . 

" Cemetery 

" Police 

" Election 

11 Legal Services 

" Insurance 

11 Town Report 

" Interest on Bonds . . 
" Street Lights 



Total 

Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation 

Transfer to Schools . 



$355 05 


266 57 


99 96 


422 80 


450 00 


5 01 


4 00 


652 57 


69 93 


72 05 


111 17 


72 90 


$2,582 01 


417 99 


$3,000 00 


$266 02 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 



107 



Recapitulation 



Payments 

Schools $64,762 02 

General Highway 20,305 05 

Highway Chapter 90 7,804 52 

Highway Chapter 90 Maintenance 2,986 32 

Highway Machinery 2,966 57 

Highway Chapter 90, 1946 1,681 56 

Old Age Assistance 12,487 74 

Old Age Assistance, Federal Grants 7,013 99 

Old Age Assistance Administration, Federal Grants 254 80 

Street Lights 4,412 90 

Board of Health 4,020 86 

Fire Department 3,854 80 

Police Department 6,064 01 

Town Hall 4,291 96 

Moth and Tree Department 2,972 35 

Insurance 2,519 93 

Library 2,509 1 1 

Cemetery 1,814 60 

Selectmen 2,434 53 

Collector's 1,636 19 

Summer Playground and Ball Field 1,097 34 

Legal Services 1,566 02 

Public Welfare 792 66 

Assessors 725 33 

Treasurer 548 77 

Assessors Special 458 33 

Town Clerk 281 99 

Election and Registration 514 00 

Schools Vocational 198 59 

Finance Committee 10 00 

Building Inspector 214 75 

Board of Appeals 242 64 

Rent of Dump 200 00 

Town Reports 832 05 

Memorial Day 74 79 

School Building Committee 4,099 62 

Article 11 595 50 

Planning Board 146 91 

Auditor 150 00 

Inspector of Animals 100 00 

Articles 8 and 9 <H4 00 

Bonds and Interest 5,236 17 

Purchase of School Site 12,000 00 

Wills and Deeds 1_>20 

Fire Trucks 12,500 00 

Paymenl of Bonds 50,000 00 

Motor Vehicle Excise Refund 20 09 

Real Estate Refund 16 50 

County Tax 7,267 26 

[nteresl Ill 1 7 

Dog Tax 711 00 

State Tax l.i 17 74 

Middlesex Sanatorium 1,121 

Total $263,706 45 

Water Department 12,199 87 



108 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 
Division of Accounts 



May 7, 1947. 
To the Board of Selectmen : 

Mr. Sumner Smith, Chairman, 
Lincoln, Massachusetts. 

Gentlemen : 

I submit herewith my report of an audit of the books and 
accounts of the Town of Lincoln for the year ending Decem- 
ber 31, 1946, made in accordance with the provisions of Chap- 
ter 44, General Laws. This is in the form of a report made to 
me by Mr. Herman B. Dine, Assistant Director of Accounts. 

Very truly yours, 

FRANCIS X. LANG, 

Director of Accounts. 
FXL:MMH 



Mr. Francis X. Lang 

Director of Accounts 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 

State House, Boston 

Sir: 

In accordance with your instructions, I have made an audit 
of the books and accounts of the Town of Lincoln for the year 
ending December 31, 1946, and report thereon as follows: 

The records of financial transactions of the several depart- 
ments receiving or disbursing money for the Town were ex- 
amined and checked for the period of the audit. 

The selectmen's records of appropriations and expenditures 
therefrom were analyzed and checked with the Town Clerk's 
records of financial votes passed at Town Meetings and with 
the Finance Committee's authorizations of transfers from the 
reserve fund. 



REPORT OF STATE AUDITOR 109 

Ledger accounts were compiled, and a balance sheet, show- 
ing the financial condition of the Town on December 31, 1946, 
was prepared and is appended to this report. 

The books and accounts of the Town Treasurer were exam- 
ined and checked in detail. The recorded receipts were 
analyzed and compared with the records in the several de- 
partments collecting money for the Town and with other 
sources from which money was paid into the Town Treasury, 
while the payments were checked with the Selectmen's orders 
authorizing the disbursement of Town funds. 

The cash books were footed, and the cash balance on Feb- 
ruary 4, 1947, was verified by reconciliation of the bank 
balances with statements furnished by the banks of deposit 
and by examination of the savings bank books. 

The payments on account of maturing debt and interest 
were proved with the amounts falling due and were checked 
with the cancelled securities and coupons on file. 

The records of the several trust and investment funds were 
examined and checked. The income was proved, the dis- 
bursements were verified, and the trust fund balances as of 
February 4, 1947, were reconciled by examination of the 
securities and the savings bank books representing the invest- 
ment of the funds. 

The books and accounts of the Tax Collector were examined 
and checked. The tax and water accounts outstanding at the 
time of the previous examination and all subsequent commit- 
ment lists were audited and compared with the warrants for 
their collection. The payments to the Treasurer were verified, 
the abatements were checked with the records of abatements 
granted, and the cash balance on February 4, 1947, was 
verified by actual count of cash in the office. 

Verification notices were mailed to a number of persons 
whose names appeared on the books as owing money to the 
Town and from the replies received thereto it appears that 
the outstanding accounts, as listed, are correct. 

The Town Clerk's records of dog and sporting licenses were 
examined, the payments to the State being verified by com- 
parison with the receipts on file and the payments to the 
Treasurer being compared with the Treasurer's cash book. 

The surety bonds furnished by town officials for the faithful 



110 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

performance of their duties were examined and found to be 
in proper form. 

The records of licenses and permits issued by the Select- 
men and the health department, as well as the records of all 
other departments collecting money for the Town, were 
checked and the payments to the Treasurer were verified. 

There are appended to this report, in addition to the bal- 
ance sheet referred to, tables showing a reconciliation of the 
Treasurer's and the Collector's cash, summaries of the tax, 
departmental, and water accounts, as well as tables showing 
the transactions and condition of the several trust and in- 
vestment funds. 

While engaged in making the audit, cooperation was re- 
ceived from the several officials of the Town, for which, on 
behalf of my assistants and for myself, I wish to express 
appreciation. 

Rexpectfully submitted, 

HERMAN B. DINE, 

Assistant Director of Accounts. 

HBD:MMH 



REPORT OF STATE AUDITOR 111 

TOWN OF LINCOLN 
Balance Sheet — December 31, 1946 

GENERAL ACCOUNTS 

Assets 

Cash: 

General $87,515 14 

Water 26,175 31 

$113,690 45 

Accounts Receivable: 

Taxes : 

Levy of 1941: 

Real Estate $13 20 

Levy of 1942: 

Real Estate 6 25 

Levy of 1943: 

Real Estate 6 00 

Levy of 1944: 

Real Estate 6 25 

Levy of 1945: 

Personal Property $264 21 

Real Estate 1,280 50 

1,544 71 

Levy of 1946: 

Personal Property $414 40 

Real Estate 4,152 24 

4,566 64 

6,143 05 

Motor Vehicle Excise Taxes: 

Levy of 1946 30 20 

Water Department: 

Water Rates 1946 530 03 

Aid to Highways: 

State $3,278 23 

County 2,518 64 

5,796 87 

Underestimates 1946: 

State Parks and Reservations Assessment. . $69 73 

County Tax 92 54 

162 27 

Due from Cemetery Investment Fund 25 00 

Revenue 1947 1,665 00 



$128,042 87 



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Liabilities and Reserves 

Dog Licenses — Due County 

Road Machinery Fund 

Julian DeCordova School Equipment Fund . . 
Julian DeCordova School Equipment Fund 

Income 

Sale of Real Estate Fund 

Old Age Assistance Recovery 

Federal Grants: 

Old Age Assistance: 

Assistance $266 25 

Administration 49 68 

Aid to Dependent Children: 

Aid $115 31 

Administration 6 62 



$315 93 



121 93 



Unexpended Appropriation Balances: 

Assessors' Maps $699 89 

Highways — Chapter 90, Construction .... 1,683 71 

Highway Heavy Duty Truck 1,187 25 

Highway Pick-up Truck 26 00 

Highway Sickle Mower 150 00 

Dental Clinic 948 80 

Town Hall Stage Curtain 51 86 

Skating Rink 3,250 00 

Fire Engines 12,500 00 

Wills and Deeds 250 00 

Schoolhouse Site 12,000 00 

Schoolhouse Building Committee 5,000 00 

Reserve Fund — Overlay Surplus 

Overlays Reserved for Abatement of Taxes: 

Levy of 1941 $13 20 

Levy of 1942 6 25 

Levy of 1943 6 00 

Levy of 1944 6 25 

Levy of 1945 1,544 71 

Levy of 1946 2,180 25 

Revenue Reserved Until Collected: 

Motor Vehicle Excise Tax $30 20 

Water 530 03 

Aid to Highways 5,796 87 



$16 80 


1,384 04 


2,088 21 


236 58 


2,500 00 


160 00 



437 86 



37,747 51 
18,372 04 



3.756 66 



6,357 10 



REPORT OF STATE AUDITOR 113 

Surplus Revenue: 

General $18,810 76 

Water 26,175 31 

$44,986 07 



$128,042 87 



DEBT ACCOUNTS 

Net Funded Debt $10,000 00 



Water Mains Loan 1938 $10,000 00 



TRUST AND INVESTMENT ACCOUNTS 

Trust and Investment Funds, Cash and Securi- 
ties $277,774 35 



$277,774 35 



Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds $9,954 93 

Cemetery Investment Fund 3,749 24 

Post- War Rehabilitation Fund 54,176 25 

John H. Pierce Hospital and Park Fund 34,799 75 

Bemis Lecture Fund 32,607 05 

Julian DeCordova Fund 17,070 87 

Julian DeCordova School Equipment Fund 24,841 74 

Donald Gordon Recreation Fund 5,740 11 

Grammar School Fund 1,217 52 

AM )ic J. Stearns Silent Poor Fund 2,666 44 

Charles S. Smith High School Fund 81,123 09 

Julia Bemis Library Fund 684 05 

Codman Library Fund 677 59 

John H. Pierce Library Fund 1,1 14 57 

George Russell Library Fund 415 74 

Abbie J. Stearns Library Fund 1 ,930 00 

George C. Tarbell Library Fund 3,138 38 

ll.ii tic Hoar Howard Library Fund 100 00 

1 )a\ Id \\ . Mann Library Fund, 1 10 00 

Hugh Anthony Qaskill Fund 158 89 

Abbie J. Stearns Special Library Fund 1,367 H 

Library Funds — Undistributed Income '>i 70 



$277,774 35 



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TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF COMMISSIONERS OF TRUST FUNDS 



Bemis Lecture Fund 

Cash Account 
Cash balance at January 1, 1947 $813 85 

Add: Income received in 1947: 

U. S. A. bond interest $541 52 

Other bond interest 337 50 

Savings bank interest 19 86 

898 88 

Proceeds of sale of $3,000 U. S. Treasury 
2i^'s 1972-67, sold 3,028 13 

$4,740 86 
Deduct: Paid for lectures and entertainments: 

January 24, Bradford Washburn $165 00 

February 28, Harold Putnam 75 00 

March 14, Wesley Boynton 250 00 

April 11, William H. Upson 150 00 

April 25, Capt. George W. Bailey, Jr 75 00 

October 24, Giles M. S. Tod 100 00 

November 21, Donald Wyman 85 00 

December 12, William Johannes Pinard ... 100 00 

Total paid for lectures $1,000 00 

Expenses: 

Safe deposit box rental 5 00 

D-R Mailing Service, notices and printing . 89 37 

Other printing and postage 49 14 

O. C. Wood, janitor services 20 26 

Accrued interest paid on bonds purchased ... 9 75 

Total Income deductions $1,175 52 

$1,000 U. S. A. Series "G" 2^'s due 1959 . . . 1,000 00 
$2,000 Southern Pacific Equipment Trust 

Series "Q" 2^'s due 1954 1,98129 4,154 81 

Cash balance at December 31, 1947 $586 05 



COMMISSIONERS OF TRUST FUNDS 115 

Cash and Securities at December 31, J 047 
Cash On hand $586 0.5 

$3,000 Atchison Topeka & Santa Fc General 4'a 1995 .... J,000 00 
3,000 Louisville & Nashville R. R., A. K. & C. Division 

First 4's 1955 J,000 00 

3,000 .Vu England Power Co, 3)£e 1961 J,000 00 

2,000 Southern Pacific K. K. Equipment Ti "A" 

2^8 due 1954 1,981 29 

11,000 U.S. A.Series"G n 2 H'« due September l, 195(5 11,000 00 

3,000 ('. S. A. Series "G" 2^'s due April 1, 1957 J,000 00 

4,800 U. S. A. Series "G" 2^'s due May 1, 1957 4,800 00 

1,000 U.S. A. Series "G" due November 1, 1959 1,000 00 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 993 20 

Total Cash, securities and savings deposits at December 31 $32,360 ; \ 



Accumulated Income $539 21 

Principal 31,821 33 



$32,360 54 



Julian A. DeCordova Museum and Park Fund 

Cash Account 

Cash balance at January 1, 1947 $3,998 29 

Add: Proceeds of redemption of $2,000 maturity value U. S. 

Series "F" bonds due May 1, 1957 1,508 00 

$5,506 29 

Deduct: Advances todeCordova Museum and Park account 
pending receipt of income from Trustees under 
will of Julian A. deCordova 4,373 46 

Cash balani e at l December 31, 1947 $1,132 83 



Cash and Securities at December 31, 1947 

Cash on hand $1,1 I 

$8,000 r. s. a. Seriei "l" bonds due Maj l, i ( ^7. at 
(including $2,000 in process of redemption) 5,920 00 






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deCordova School Equipment Fund 

Cash Account 
Cash on hand, January 1, 1947 

Add: Income received in 1947: 

U. S. A. bond interest, income portion $381 45 

Savings bank interest 156 78 

Dividends 56 25 



U. S. A. bond interest credited to Princi- 
pal to amortize purchase premiums. . . . 

Proceeds of sale of $3,000 U. S. Treasury 
2y 2 's 1972-67 



Deduct: Accrued interest paid at purchase of 

bonds $1 1 88 

Net income of 1947 paid to General 

Funds, Town of Lincoln 582 60 

Bonds purchased: 

$1,000 U. S. A. Series "G" 2K's due 

November 1, 1959 1,000 00 

$1,000 Northern Pacific Railroad 

Prior Lien 4's 1997 1,019 27 

$1,000 Southern Pacific Railroad 

Equipment Trust Series "Q", 

2M's due 1954 990 65 

Cash balance at December 31, 1947 



$6 18 

594 48 

7 57 

3,028 12 

$3,636 35 



3,604 40 



$31 95 



Cash and Securities at December 31, 1947 



Cash on hand 



Savings bank deposits: 

Cambridge Savings Bank 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 

$10,000 U. S. A. Series "G" 23^'s due April 1, 1958 

1,000 U. S. A. Series "G" 23^'s due November 1, 1959 

3,000 U. S. Treasury 2^'s due 1959-62 

1,000 Northern Pacific R. R. Prior Lien 4's 1997 

1,000 Southern Pacific Equip. Trust 2^'s 1954 

25 shares First National Bank of Boston capital stock . . 



$31 95 

3,689 21 
3,689 20 
10,000 00 
1,000 00 
3,060 12 
1,019 27 
990 65 
1,457 15 



Total Cash and Securities at December 31, 1947 $24,937 55 



COMMISSIONERS OF TRUST FUNDS 



117 



Donald Gordon Recreation Fund 

Cash Account 

Cash balance at January 1, 1947 - 

Add: Income received in 1947: 

U. S. A. bond interest $75 00 

Savings bank interest 52 06 



Deduct: Savings bank interest allowed to ac- 
cumulate 



$150 00 

127 06 

$277 06 

52 06 



Cash balance at December 31. 1947 



$225 00 



Cash and Securities at December 31, 1947 

Cash on hand $225 00 

$3,000 U. S. A. Series "G" 23^'s due January i, 1954 3,000 00 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 2,642 17 



Total cash and securities at December 31, 1947 



$5,867 17 



Accumulated income 
Principal 



$672 42 
5,194 75 



$5,867 17 



The Grammar School Fund 

Cash Account 
1947 income paid to General Fonda of Town: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 

Cambridge Savings Bank 

s.i\ in. - bank deposits at I December 31, 1947 : 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 

Cambi idge Sa^ ing - Bank 



$14 51 

11 14 



| 
195 52 



$1,211 



118 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Lincoln Library Trust Funds 

Cash Account 
Cash balance at January 1, 1947 $340 70 

Add: Income received in 1947: 

Julia A. Bemis Fund $13 74 

Codman Fund 11 49 

Hugh Anthony Gaskill Fund 3 16 

John H. Pierce Fund 27 29 

George Russell Fund 8 34 

Abbie J. Stearns Fund 43 69 

Abbie J. Stearns Special Fund 27 34 

George G. Tarball Fund 77 77 

Library General Funds, on deposit . . 4 06 216 88 



$557 58 

Deduct: Paid to N. F. Brisson for shrubs, paid 

from Mann Fund $40 30 

Paid to Edith B. Farrar, Librarian, 
income from John H. Pierce Library 
Fund 27 29 

Paid for books 39 28 106 87 

Cash balance at December 31, 1947 $450 71 



Cash and Securities at December 31, 1947 
Julia A. Bemis Fund : 

Middlesex Institution for Savings $684 05 

Codman Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings $74 59 

U. S. A. Series "G" 2^'s due 1955 400 00 474 59 

Hugh Anthony Gaskill Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 158 89 

John H. Pierce Library Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings $114 57 

U. S. A. Series "G" 23^'s due 1955 1,000 00 1,114 57 

George Russell Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 415 74 



COMMISSIONERS OF TRUST FUNDS 119 

Abbie J. Stearns Library Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings $930 00 

U. S. A. Series "G" 2^'s due 1955 1,000 00 $1,930 00 

Abbie J. Stearns Special Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 1,367 44 

George G. Tarbell Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings $138 38 

U. S A. Series "G" 2^'s due 1955 3,000 00 3,138 38 

Hattie Hoar Howard Fund: 

Cash on deposit 100 00 

David W. Mann Fund: 
Cash on deposit 105 70 

Total Library Trust Funds $9,489 36 

General Funds of Library, on deposit on Boston Five Cents 

Savings Bank 203 00 

Accumulated income at December 31, 1947 245 01 

Total cash, savings deposits and securities at December 31, 

1947 $9,937 37 



Note: In previous reports the deposit in the Boston Five Cents Savings 
Bank has been incorrectly listed as a part of the Codman Fund. 



John H. Pierce Legacy 

Cash Account 
Cash balance at January 1, 1947 $1,535 86 

Receipts of 1947: 

Income received — U. S. A. bond interest . . $453 78 

— Savings bank interest ... 170 30 

— Annuity u/w John H. 

Pierce 3,000 00 

— Robert M. Pierce per 

agreement with Town 495 00 4,119 08 

Refund of payments made per order Selectmen 90 90 

Proceeds sale of $7,500 U. S. A. 2J^ , s 1972-67 7,570 31 

$13,316 15 



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Disbursements: 

Payments per order Selectmen: 

Well-Child Clinic 

Dental Clinic 

Hospital and Medical aid 

Work on grounds 

Legal expenses, per court order 

Accrued interest paid on bonds purchased . . 
Savings bank interest allowed to accumulate 
Cost of bonds purchased 

Cash balance at December 31, 1947 



$132 50 




186 25 




1,297 93 




35 10 




1,186 35 




23 75 




170 30 




6,519 82 


$9,552 00 




$3,764 15 



Cash and Securities at December 31, 1947 

Cash on hand 

$11,000 U. S. A. Series "G" 2^'s due September 1, 1956 . . 

2,500 U. S. A. Series "G" 2^'s due November 1, 1959 . . 

8,500 U. S. A. Series "F" due April 1, 1958, at cost 

2,000 Northern Pacific R. R. Prior Lien 4's January 1, 1997 

2,000 Southern Pacific Equipment Trust 234's October 1, 

1954 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 

Wakefield Savings Bank 

Provident Institution for Savings 



$3,764 


15 


11,000 


00 


2,500 


00 


6,290 


00 


2,038 


53 


1,981 


29 


4,929 


14 


2,654 98 


1,060 07 



$36,218 16 



Post-War Rehabilitation Fund 

Cash Account 

Cash balance at January 1, 1947 $706 25 

Add: Income received in 1947: 

L T . S. A. bond and note interest 113 14 

U. S. A. Vs% notes matured 23,000 00 

$23,819 39 

Deduct: U. S. A. notes and bond purchased 23,740 00 

Cash balance at December 31, 1947 $79 39 



COMMISSION!, US OF TR1 M I I M>s 121 

Cash and Securities at December 31, 1047 

Cash on hand $79 39 

$500 U. S. A. Series "< •" 2 \ fa due April l , L95S 500 00 

13,500 U. S. A. Series "F" due March l, 1957, at cost 9,990 00 

27,000 U. S. A. Series 'T" due May 1, 1957, at cost 19,980 00 

1,000 r. S. A. Series "!■'" due April l, 1959, at cost 740 00 

13,000 U. S. A. Vh7o Certificates due April 1, 1948 1 S,000 00 

10,000 U. S. A. V .; Certificates due June I, 1948 10,000 00 

Total cash and securities at December 31, 1947 $54,289 19 



Appropriations by Town, 1913-1945 $53,500 00 

Increment 789 39 

$54,289 39 



Note: Liquidating value of I . S. A. Series "F" and "G" bonds at December 
31, 1947, was $540.50 in excess of book value. 



Charles Sumner Smith School and Playground Fund 

Cash Account 
Cash balance at January 1, 1947 $55 70 



Add: Income received in 1947: 
U. s. A. bond inn 
S.i\ inga bank interest. 



$6,500 U. S. A. Series "C" bonds matured 



Deduct : Sale deposit box rent 

Savings bank interest allowed to ac- 
cumulate 

Pun base of $10,000 maturity value 
i . s. \. Series "l" bonds 



$937 50 




2 73 47 


1,210 97 




6 ^00 00 








$7,766 67 


$5 00 




173 47 




7,400 00 


:.'•: 



Cash balance at I December 31, 1947 



122 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Cash and Securities at December 31, 1947 

Cash on hand $88 20 

Savings bank deposits: 

Boston Five Cents Savings Bank 4,420 21 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 5,790 20 

Warren Institution for Savings 3,669 45 

U. S. A. Savings Bonds: (at cost) 

$25,000 Series "F" due September 1, 1955 18,500 00 

1,000 Series "F" due November 1, 1956 740 00 

6,000 Series "F" due May 1, 1957 4,440 00 

700 Series "F" due October 1, 1957 518 00 

1,200 Series "F" due December 1, 1958 888 00 

9,000 Series "F" due June 1, 1959 6,660 00 

1,000 Series "F" due October 1, 1959 740 00 

26,500 Series "G" due October 1, 1954 26,500 00 

11,000 Series "G" due September 1, 1956 11,000 00 

Total Cash and Securities at December 31, 1947 $83,954 06 



Abbie J. Stearns Fund for the Silent Poor 

Cash Account 
Cash balance at January 1, 1947 $15 25 

Add: Income received in 1947: 

U. S. A. bond interest $30 00 

Savings bank interest 29 16 59 16 

$74 41 
Deduct: Savings bank interest allowed to ac- 
cumulate 29 16 



Cash balance at December 31, 1947 $45 25 



Cash and Securities at December 31, 1947 

Cash on hand $45 25 

$1,200 U. S. A. Series "G" 2^'s due January 1, 1955 1,200 00 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 1,480 35 

$2,725 60 



Unexpended Income $1,500 55 

Principal 1,225 05 

$2,725 60 



LEONARD C. LARRABEE, Chairman, 
HENRY DE C. WARD, 
CLEMENT C. SAWTELLE, 

Commissioners of Trust Funds. 



SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS 123 

REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS 



Owing to the heavy snowfall during the latter part of De- 
cember most of the time was spent on the removal of snow. 

During the spring months we were able to carry on repair 
work, scraping and painting. Tarring and oiling were carried 
on during the summer months. 

Chapter 90 work was carried on as in previous years. This 
work included tarring and oiling the roads. 

900 feet of Trapelo Road, near DeNormandie's, has been 
completed. An additional 1,500 feet of Trapelo Road has 
been completed except smoothing of shoulders. It is recom- 
mended that the Town appropriate sufficient money with the 
State and County to complete the rebuilding of Trapelo Road 
as previously planned. 

The Department needs a new truck and a new snow plow. 
Respectfully submitted 

THOMAS COAN, 

Superintendent of Streets. 



124 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF WATER COMMISSIONERS 



During the past year the old line from Silva's corner to 
Nelson's was replaced with eight-inch pipe, which brings an 
adequate supply of water to the eastern end of North Great 
Road. Clark and Dingley were contractors for the job, and 
Metcalf and Eddy were the engineers. 

Routine work of the Department included the treatment 
of Sandy Pond water during the spring and summer to ensure 
freedom from unpleasant taste or smell, the installation of 
nineteen new services and the renewal of eighteen old ones. 

The Water Board feels that the payments to the Depart- 
ment by the Town for maintenance of hydrants, payments 
that were discontinued as an emergency financial aid to the 
Town in 1934, after having been made regularly for over 
thirty years, should be resumed. At the old rate of fifteen 
dollars a hydrant, such resumption would furnish the Depart- 
ment with nearly three thousand dollars a year, which would 
go a long way toward enabling the Board to carry out its pro- 
gram of maintenance and expansion of service without the 
need for any raising of special funds. This system of pay- 
ment for hydrants is that followed in other towns in Massa- 
chusetts. 

The major piece of work contemplated by the Board for 
1948 is the laying of pipe from Farrar Road to the Wayland 
line. 



REPORT OF WATER COMMISSIONERS 125 

The Board estimates and recommends the following budget 
for 1948: 

Power $2,500 00 

Salaries 1,025 00 

Census 100 00 

Bond Payment 5,000 00 

Interest 62 50 

Maintenance and Repairs 2,812 00 

Labor 2,950 00 

Testing and Treating Sandy Pond .... 250 00 

Miscellaneous 107 00 

Renewal of Pipe 10,000 00 

$24,806 50 
New Pick-up Truck 983 50 



$25,790 00 
Respectfully submitted, 

SUMNER SMITH, 
JOHN J. KELLIHER, 
ROBERT W. SCOTT, 

Water Commissioners. 



Statistics 

1. Pipe now in use, 29.19 miles. 

2. Number of hydrants now in use, 170. 

3. Number of stop-gates now in use, 256. 

4. Number of blow-offs now in use, 27. 

5. Range of pressure on mains, 40-100 lbs. 

6. Total gallons pumped, 128,006,400. 

7. Number of services added, 19. 

8. Number of services renewed, 18. 

9. Number of services now in use, 511. 
10. Number of meters now in use, 13. 



126 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH 



At the last Town election Dr. Norton was re-elected to the 
Board for a three-year term. 

On March 13 the Board met and organized for the year. 
Dr. DeNormandie was elected chairman and Mr. Brinkerhoff, 
secretary. Dr Norton was appointed member of the nursing 
committee; Mrs. Ober, agent; Mr. William H. Davis, burial 
agent; and Mr. John J. Kelliher, inspector of slaughtering. 

In the late summer, Mr. Brinkerhoff moved out of Town, 
thereby creating a vacancy on the Board. On September 22, 
the Selectmen and this Board, at a duly called meeting, 
elected by ballot Mr. George Wells to fill the vacancy until 
the next Town election. 

The following cases, as required by law, have been reported: 
— German measles, 3; mumps, 5; chicken pox, 19; scarlet 
fever, 3; lobar penumonia, 1; dog bite, 9. 

Because of unavoidable difficulties the mosquito control 
board did no work this past year. A successful beginning has 
been made and we urge that the project be continued. 

On June 7 the clinic for the inoculation of dogs against 
rabies was held and 103 dogs were inoculated. 

Three piggeries were licensed: Mary Silva, 500; Boyce 
Brothers, 100; Joseph Cotoni, 50. 

The license to Louis Dean was held in abeyance for it ap- 
peared possible that this piggery might be discontinued. 

Several complaints on health matters have been received. 
They were investigated and corrected. The Board suggests 
that when citizens know of conditions in the Town that may 
be detrimental to their health that they report them at once. 

The Well-Child clinic, under Dr. Davies, has again had a 
successful year, with 47 new cases and 56 old. Inoculations 
and vaccinations have been done as indicated. Two hernias 
were discovered, — one has been successfully operated upon 
and the second will be when hospital accommodations can be 
found. X-rays have been taken when indicated. Three chil- 
dren have been referred to a child psychologist. 
\ Dr. Barron's report on the dental clinic is such an excellent 
statement that it is published in full, as follows. 



REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH 127 

Report on the Dental Service in the Lincoln Schools 
In the late fall of 1946, the dental project was initiated for 
the 1946-1947 term. The instruments and equipment neces- 
sary tor such a service were procured. Oral surveys Oil the 
children attending the schools were performed, and letters to 
parents were sent home with the report of the examinations. 
Due to the limited facilities available, only examinations were 

done. 

In the fall of 1 ( >47, repeat oral surveys, under the same 
limitations, were done. In this case, letters were again sent 
home. A comparison between the two examinations can now 

be made. 



Exams. 


\o. of Children 
with no defects 


No. of Children 
requiring treatment 


1946 — 241 


66—27.4'; 


175 72.0', 


1947 — 236 


87 — 32.6^ 


149 — 67.4' ; 



This chart shows that there was a five per cent decrease in 
the number of children requiring dental treatment. 

The question has been raised as to what treatment we can 
administer in the schools. With the present facilities we 
can offer: 

1. Dental education. 

2. Dental surveys done twice a year. 

3. Reports sent home. 

4. Prophylaxes. 

5. Emergency treatments and temporary fillings. 

6. Treatment of gum and other oral diseases. 

Eliminated from the above treatments have been the fol- 
lowing: 

1. Extractions, Were this an isolated community with no 

dental facilities within miles, extractions could be per- 
formed with "circumstances" .is the excuse. Under 

the present dental setup we have inadequate steriliza- 
tion and \-im\ facilities. I"<> do BUrgeiy, no matter 

how minor, with the knowledge that adequate equip- 
ment is lacking, i> n<>t a wise procedure. The chances 

of Complications are indeed remote, but it is not within 
the accepted principles of <^hh\ praciice to run any 
risks. 



128 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

2. Permanent Fillings. The placing of a good permanent 
filling requires a dry field in which to work. There is 
no saliva ejector available in the present clinic. Any 
amalgam filling placed in a tooth would probably be 
unserviceable after a year's time. 

3. Orthodontia. The reasons why this cannot be at- 
tempted at the school are evident. The time and ex- 
pense involved would be too great to make any pro- 
gram of this sort feasible. 

It is therefore proposed that whenever instances of these 
last three problems arise, a child should be sent to a family 
dentist. Where this is not available, clinical facilities will be 
sought. 

Signed — JOSEPH B. BARRON, D.AI.D. 



At last year's Town Meeting it was voted to see if the 
Courts would allow a broader interpretation of the Pierce will. 
In the Selectmen's report for this year is the full decision of 
the Court. The Town has already taken advantage of this 
decision. 

$465.75 has been turned in to the Town Treasurer by the 
Board. 

ROBERT L. DeNORMANDIE, M.D., 
PAUL L. NORTON, M.D., 
GEORGE WELLS. 



REPORT OF CKMKTKRY COMMISSIONERS 129 



REPORT OF CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS 



While in the process of layout the boundaries of lots which 
were selected by our people this past year, we realized the 
fact that there were no measurements or boundary posts by 

which lots could be accurately located in the grounds or on 
the plans which have been in existence for some years past. 

This required some work on the part of surveyors and we 
are indebted to Phil Snelling for his advice in helping us. 

During 1947, fifteen burials were made in the New Lincoln 
Cemetery and two of these were cremations. 

In looking back over the past ten years the average number 
of annual burials in Lincoln is slightly more than thirteen. 

Five lots were sold in 1947, bringing an income of $600.00 
which sum was turned over to the Town Treasurer and de- 
posited in the Cemetery Fund. At the present time this fund 
amounts to about $4,200.00 

It might be asked for what purpose is this fund accumulated. 
Your Commissioners assume it is for making permanent im- 
provements to the grounds and we would suggest at this time 
that some of it be used for that purpose. 

These expenditures, however, have to be approved at the 
Town Meeting, so we have inserted in the Town Warrant an 
article asking for SI, 500. 00 for substantial improvements this 
coming year. 

The lots, as accurately laid out by the surveyors, now have 
iron pipe defining the bounds of each lot. These should be re- 
placed by granite posts set permanently and level with the 
ground, and numbered properly to identify each lot. 

The granite posts at the entrance make a wry narrow road- 
way and when snow is added, as at present, there is hardly 

room tor a snOW plow to get into die grounds. 

On the other hand, some of the roads in the cemetery as 
marked <>n the plan (which was made main yea] show 

roadways twenty-five feet wide. In our judgment mads wider 

th.m eighteen feel an- entirely unnecessary and only result in 

more maintenance cost and waste land. 



130 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

As future conditions allow, when we can plot more lots 
accurately we propose to establish an eighteen-foot roadway 
as standard width and there is the future fact that the road- 
ways can stand considerable improvement in proper grading 
and resurfacing. 

The posts at the entrance can be moved so that the road- 
way, at this point will be at least four feet wider, and this 
work, when completed, will not materially change the ap- 
pearance of the front of the cemetery. 

For 1948, we are asking for an appropriation of $1,900.00 
and this will be divided approximately as follows: 

Regular maintenance $1,200 00 

Interments 400 00 

Incidental repairs 300 00 

For the first time since the war years, we have been able to 
get labor to maintain the grounds in better condition, but 
with ever-increasing costs it will always be a problem to 
spend our appropriation efficiently. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN F. PETERSON, 
GEORGE E. CUNNINGHAM, 
ROBERT D. DONALDSON, 

Cemetery Commissioners. 



REPORT OF FIRE ENGINEERS 



131 



REPORT OF BOARD OF FIRE ENGINEERS 



The past year the Department has answered 91 calls, 
of these alarms were for brush and woods fires. 



77'; 



70 


Brush fires 


6 


Dump 


2 


House 


7 


Automobile 


2 


Out of town 


4 


False alarms 



We feel the town was fortunate during the period of hazard- 
ous conditions that prevailed this fall. This undoubtedly 
can be attributed to the co-operation of all citizens at that 
time. A careful view of the outdoor incinerators as to their 
condition and safe location is urged by the department, for 
this is the direct source of most of the brush fires. 

With the delivery of two new pumpers, Engines No. 1 and 
No. 2, it was felt that the public safety course offered by the 
State should be held during July and August. This course 
in basic fire fighting proved very valuable in the application 
of our new equipment to these principles. 

The equipment of the Department consists of 2 triple com- 
bination pumpers and one forest fire truck. We have added 
accessories such as the lighting plant on Engine No. 2 which 
have proved helpful in bettering the efficiency. This year 
we have asked for an additional amount in the equipment 
budget for the purchase of a small portable pump. 

There are quite a few sections in Lincoln without town 
water, BUCfa as Mill Street, Conant Road, Lower Tower Road 
and Sandy Pond Road. These sections constitute a fire 
hazard and any effort that can be made to supply some source 
of water is recommended by the Department. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDMUND (.ILLS, (V. 
C K. FITTS, Clerk, 
A. J. DOl'lUIKRTY, 

Board of Fire Engine 



132 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF THE NURSING COMMITTEE 



During the year 1947 the Community Nurse made 1,263 
calls. The visits for medical and surgical care were substan- 
tially less than those for the past two years, dropping from 
1,671 in 1945 to 1,584 in 1946 and finally to 1,263. This prob- 
ably is due to increased hospitalization and may also reflect 
the effect of better preventive medicine. 

Pre-natal visits over the past three years have been sur- 
prisingly constant. 

Child Welfare visits have remained at a relatively high 
constant level ranging from 305 visits in 1945 to 281 in 1947. 

The visits to homes and clinics are tabulated as follows: 

Medical 565 

Surgical 48 

Pre-Natal 45 

Post-Natal 5 

Child Welfare 281 

Well Child Conference 115 

Board of Health 49 

Trips to Hospitals and Doctor's Offices 75 

Total fees collected were $381.25. Fees are collected 
through the office of the Town Treasurer. The work of the 
Community Nurse is varied. She assists the School Physician 
in the routine physical examination of children. She is in 
attendance at the School Dental Clinics. The Nurse checks 
daily at the schools for signs of illness among students and 
may take home any child showing evidence of ill health. 

As Agent for the Board of Health the Community Nurse 
makes an inspection of all cases of contagious disease and re- 
ports her findings to the Board. Diagnosis of contagion is 
not the responsibility of the Community Nurse. The law 
requires that a case of- contagious disease must be reported 
to the local Board of Health by the attending physician. 

On the 3rd Thursday of the month a Well Child Conference 
is held at the Town Hall by Dr. John A. V. Davies; the Com- 
munity nurse attends this and assists in the running of the 
clinic. 



REPORT OF M RSING COMMITTEE 133 

Calls arc made to the home to attend those ill from medical 

or surgical Caused. A considerable expenditure of time is 
involved in travelling aboul the town to carry out tl 
many duties. In addition the Nurse attends meetinj 
larly held 1»> various nursing groups. 

Miss Dorothy Hate-. R.N., again served as Community 
Nurse during Mrs. Ober's vacation. 

DR. PAUL NORTON, Chairman, 

MALCOLM DONALDSON, 
ALBERTA FRADD, Secretary. 



134 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF THE LINCOLN LIBRARY 



The Trustees beg to submit herewith their report for the 
year 1947: 

This year the increase in the use of the Library has again 
been significant. A reference to the Librarian's statistics 
that are appended to this report will readily show this. Fur- 
thermore, study of these statistics for the past thirty years 
show that this increase has been constant and has kept pace 
with the increase in population: — During the twenty years 
from 1918 to 1938 the circulation increased 299c '■> during the 
ten years from 1938 to 1948 the increase has been 44%. 

That the Trustees have been aware of this is evidenced in 
part by the fact that during the first period of twenty years 
the number of volumes available was increased 13% and in 
the latter period of ten years the number of volumes has been 
increased 22%. 

They believe this healthy growth will continue and accord- 
ingly call attention to the fact that there will be added costs 
for additions, replacements and service. Also to be con- 
sidered is the fact that as the building gets older more repairs 
are necessary and that this item of expense will be greater. 

The Trustees wish to express their gratitude for the many 
generous gifts of books and periodicals and at the risk of unin- 
tentionally omitting the names of some, they wish to express 
their thanks to the following: 

Mrs. George Bingham, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Seeger, Mr. 
John F. Loud, Mrs. Lawrence B. Anderson, Mrs. Edward F. 
Flint, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hills, Dr. Robert L. DeNormandie, 
Christian Science Church, Mrs. Peter Nelson, Mr. Roland W. 
Robbins, Mrs. Henry S. Bean, Mrs. R. D. Donaldson, Miss 
Campbell, Mrs. Conrad P. Hathaway, Miss Ruth Westman, 
Concord Free Library, League of Women Voters, Mrs. Rich- 
ard S* Meriam, Mrs. Roy McKie, Mrs. Louis Paddock, Miss 
Caroline Snelling, Mr. Pearson Hunt, Mr. Joseph Snider, Mrs. 
Gerald Harvey, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Goodrich, Mr. Charles 
V. Briggs, Mrs. Norman Fradd, Mr. Henry B. Kane, Mr. 
Robert Woodbury, Mr. Charles Bliss, Miss May Jacobs, 



REPORT OF Till: Tkl'STKKS OF LINCOLN LIBRARY 135 
Boston & Maine R. R.. Miss Jean Preston, Mr. I . B. Ta; lor, 

Mr. Richard Eaton j Mr. and Mrs. John H. Wilkin-. Mr. 

Nunez, Mrs. McGuire, Mrs. Morse, Mrs. McCallum, Mrs. 
Herman, Garden Club, Mrs. Preston, Mr. Tar bell, Dr. Mac- 
kenzie, R. K. Fletcher. 

JOHN W. CARMAN, 
MRS. ALICE P. MERIAM, 
ROLAND ('. MACKENZIE, 
SUMNER SMITH. 
GKORC.K C. TARBELL, 

Trustees. 



Library Statistics 

Number of volumes, January 1, 1 04 7 11,711 

Number of volumes added by gift 185 

Number of volumes purchased 265 

Number of volumes withdrawn 221 

Number of volumes, December 31, 1947 14,940 

Circulation 

Number of days library was open 102 

Number of borrowers December 31, 1947 756 

Number of volumes of fiction lent 5,736 

Number of volumes of non-fiction 2,540 

Number of children's books 4.799 

Number of periodicals 1,088 

Total circulation for the year 1947 14,163 



136 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF ANIMALS 



January 13, 1948. 

Board of Selectmen , 
Lincoln, Mass. 

Gentlemen : 

I submit my report as Inspector of Animals for the year 
1947. 

Quarantined nine dogs. They were released after fourteen 
days as they showed no signs of rabies. 

I have been to the farms where the stock is kept and found 
everything in good condition. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. E. SHERMAN, 

Inspector of Animals. 



REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD \31 



ANNUAL REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD FOR 

YEAR 1947 



The current Planning Board held its first meeting on March 
11, 1947, at which time Hayward Peirce was elected Chairman, 
and William DeFord, Clerk. 

There have been many inquiries in regard to making sub- 
division of properties, but only three have reached the point 
where they required approval of the Board. These are as 
follows: On February 11 approval was granted of a subdivision 
into twelve large lots located near Fairhaven Bay on the prop- 
erty of J. Q. and Lucy D. Adams. 

On April 8, 1947, the Board approved a four-lot subdivision 
of land owned by Mr. Sumner Smith on Sandy Pond Road. 

On May 5, 1947, the Board granted approval of a sub- 
division of land into two lots on Concord Road, which plan 
was presented by Mr. E. \V. Murphy on behalf of Mrs. Brid- 
get J. Murphy. 

The Planning Board has been in communication with the 
School Building Committee in regard to future additional 
access to the New School Site. No recommendations are 
made at this time. 

The Board has been represented at various meetings out- 
side of Lincoln for furthering Town planning, including various 
Meetings of the Massachusetts State Federation of Planning 
Boards. 

The Board has revised subdivision water requirements, 
incorporating certain suggestions by the Fire Engineers and 
the Water Commissioners. 

Much of this year's time has been devoted to the study of 
the highway equipment housing problem, which resulted in 
the Board recommending that the Town purchase about tour 

acres near the present Town Barn and erect a new building 

thereon. The Board is presenting a separate detailed report. 
The Planning Board Btrongly urges die establishment of the 
lines ot taking for all roads within Town limits. Such estab- 
lishment is an advantage to present property owners, future 

owners, and future economies of the Town. This does not 



138 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

mean that the Board recommends that the roadways them- 
selves be reconstructed, but only that the taking lines be set 
so that road work can be done when required. 

In 1944 the Town, through the Zoning By-law, established 
forty feet as the minimum frontage along a street for a resi- 
dential lot. It was considered that to require a greater front- 
age would be a hardship for a developer of only one or two 
back lots. The past year has proved that this forty-foot 
minimum as a frontage can be used to the detriment of the 
Town. The Planning Board is asking that the Town increase 
the required frontage on all new residential lots. 

Acknowledgment is made with thanks to Mr. Phillip Snell- 
ing for the lot line maps which he supplied to us and to Mr. 
Constantin A. Pertzoff for his helpful suggestions for future 
road development and for foot paths connecting Town-owned 
property. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LAWRENCE B. ANDERSON, 
WILLIAM DeFORD, 
HAYWARD PEIRCE, 
EVELETH R. TODD, 
JOHN O. WILSON. 



REPORT OF BOARD OF APPEALS 139 



REPORT OF BOARD OF APPEALS UNDER THE 
ZONING BY-LAWS FOR THE YEAR 1947 



Board of Selectmen, 
Town of Lincoln, 
Lincoln, Massachusetts. 

Gentlemen: 

The Board organized for the present year with Harland B. 
Newton, Chairman, and Anthony J. Doherty, Clerk. 

The following Applications were received and acted upon. 

Carried Over From 1946 

Referring to Application of Donald J. Marten for permission 
to use a building owned by Mr. David Mann, and located on 
Route 2A in the Northerly part of Lincoln, on which hearing 
was had on May 2, 1946, and decision rendered by said Board, 
which decision was adverse to applicant, and from which an 
appeal was taken by applicant to the Massachusetts Land 
Court. 

On March 21, 1947, a Final Decree was entered. 

"ORDERED, ADJUDGED and DECREED, that the 
business of the Petitioner as described in the decision of the 
Court, dated February 4, 1947, is a business which may be 
carried on in the manner and to the extent it is now conducted 
as described in the said Decision in a business district of the 
town of Lincoln as "custom work" under the provisions of 
Section 7 (c) of the Zoning By-Laws of said town, and that 
the Board of Appeals, in its discretion, may find that the 
business of the Petitioner is a similar use to those recited in 
Section 7 (f) of said Zoning By-Law and compatible with the 

L18e8 BO recited. 

BY THE COURT 

ATTEST: Robert E. French, Recorder 

Dated March 21, 1947" 



140 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Meeting, February 7, 1947 

Application of Edward A. Danosky for a variance of the 
application of Section 12 of the Zoning By-Laws as affecting 
the use of a lot of land located on Bedford Road in the North- 
erly part of the town. Said lot containing less than 40,000 
square feet, the minimum area required for a one family house 
in a "Single Residence District." 

DECISION: After due consideration by the full member- 
ship of the Board present and voting, it was unanimously voted 
by the five members present, that this Application was not 
one where a literal enforcement of Section 12 of said By-Laws 
would involve substantial hardship to the applicant, and 
where desirable relief may be granted. Said application 
is therefore denied. 



Meeting, February 7, 1947 

Application of Edmund W. Giles for a variance of the Zon- 
ing By-Laws to permit the maintenance of a "contractor's 
yard" so-called, on his property located on South Great Road, 
in the southerly part of the town, said property being located 
in a "Single Residence District" and subject to the provisions 
of said By-Laws applicable to such Districts. 

DECISION: After due consideration by the full member- 
ship of the Board present, it was unanimously voted that this 
application be granted, subject however to the following re- 
strictions and limitations: 

(1) That the permit will extend for one year and will expire 
on February 8, 1948. 

(2) That all equipment and materials are to be stored in 
the existing buildings and out of sight of dwelling houses 
in the vicinity of such location. 

(3) That all equipment and materials at or in the vicinity 
of the "Sand Pit" so-called, shall not be kept or stored 
nearer to the South Great Road, than the present line 
of said "Sand Pit," and out of sight of dwelling houses 
in said location. 



REPORT OF BOARD OF APPEALS 141 

Meeting, March 27, 1947 
Application of Olga O. Stars for permission to continue the 
present, arrangement as to die use of her house on Trapelo 
Road, in the easterly pari of the town, which house has been 
used and shared by two separate family units, said house being 
located in a "Single Residence District." 

DECISION: After due consideration by the full member- 
ship of the Board present, it was unanimously voted, as follows: 

That the property in question had been rented as a single 
dwelling, and is now rented and occupied as such by a "tenant 
at will." Under such circumstances, the Board finds that 
this is not a case where unnecessary hardship is involved, and 
where desirable relief may be granted as provided in (a) of 
Section 21 of the Zoning By-Laws, and that said Application 
is denied. 

Meeting, March 27, 1947 
Application of Merrill Hunt for permission to install a 
ran^e and replace the present laundry tubs with a sink in the 
laundry located in the service ell of the house, and further re- 
quests that the premises be occupied by the applicant and or 
members of his immediate family, said permission to be 
limited for a period of three years from date, or three years 
from the date of an authoritative declaration that the present 
acute housing shortage is ended, or whichever date is earlier. 
The property in question is located on Conant Road, so-called, 
and in a "Single Residence District" and subject to tin 
illations applicable to said District. 

DECISION: After due consideration by the full member- 
ship of the Board present, it was unanimously voted that the 

within Application be granted subject however to the follow- 
ing restriction : 

Thai this permit shall extend for a period of one year only 
.i- provided in (a) of Section 21 of the Zoning By-Laws, 
and will expire on March 28, 1948. 

Meeting, April 24, 1947 
Application tiled l>\ James li. Billings for permission to 
rent his house located on Trapelo Road in the easterl) pari <>i~ 



142 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

the town, which house is now occupied by applicant, to and 
for the use of another family, said house being located in a 
1 'Single Residence District," and subject to the provisions 
of the Zoning By-Laws applicable to said District. Said 
house was erected in 1934. 

DECISION: It was unanimously voted by the full member- 
ship of the Board present and voting that this permit be 
granted in accordance with the provisions of Section 21 (a) 
of the Zoning By-Laws which read as follows: 

(a) May issue permits subject to conditions and safeguards 
for temporary structures and uses which do not con- 
form to the regulations herein prescribed, provided 
that no such permit shall be for more than a one-year 
period. 

As applicant requested that permission be granted for the 
remainder of the present year 1947, said permit is hereby 
granted for that period, and will expire on December 31, 1947. 



Meeting, May 22, 1947 

Application of Mrs. Muriel Queen for permission to use her 
proposed home located on Farrar Road, South Lincoln, now 
the property of Edwin B. Rice, for the purpose of caring for 
small children or infants, some of which are known as "mon- 
goloids," number at one time to be not over five. 

DECISION: After due consideration, and a lengthy hear- 
ing, at which a written protest was filed signed by practically 
all residents in the neighborhood objecting on the ground 
that the granting of this application would cause great damage 
and detriment to property in the neighborhood, the Board 
made the following finding: 

After due consideration by the Board, it was unani- 
mously voted by the five members present, that in 
view of the protests recorded by abutters, and residents 
in the immediate vicinity of this property, and because 
of the detrimental effect that would be caused to this 
neighborhood generally if this application was approved, 
said application is denied. 



REPORT OF BOARD OF APPEALS 143 

Meeting, May 22, 1947 

Application of Joseph Britt for permission to use the prop- 
erty occupied by him and located on Concord Road', adjoin- 
ing the Walden Pond Reservation for the purpose of storing 
Contractor's Equipment for use in his business as contractor. 
Said property is located in a "Single Residence District" and 
subject to the provisions of the Zoning By-Laws applicable 
to said District. 

DECISION: After due consideration by the Board, it was 
unanimously voted by the five members present that this 
application be granted, subject however to the following 
conditions: 

(1) That a truck and compressor — part of the equipment 
in question — may be stored on said premises for a 
period of six months from the 24th day of May, 1947, 
and not after the 24th day of November, 1947. 

(2) That the buying and selling of wood is a business and 
not permitted in a Single Residence District, and all 
such wood now on the premises and used for sale must 
be removed on or before November 24, 1947. 



Meeting, May 22, 1947 • 

Application of Mrs. Ethel Campabasso, for permission to 
make certain alterations to her house located on Bedford 
Road in the northerly part of Lincoln — being a matter per- 
taining to "Area Regulations." 

DECISION: After due consider at ion by the Board it was 
unanimously voted by the" five members present that this 
Application be granted, subject however to the following 

condition: 

That in the making ol the .dicr.it ions proposed, any 
new- construction made or attached to the present 
buildings will not soom nearer to the highway (Bed- 
ford Road) than the front line of the present existing 
building. 



144 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Meeting, June 19, 1947 

Application of Rosella Webb for permission to make cer- 
tain alterations to her building now used and occupied as a 
U. S. Post Office, and located on Lincoln Road in South Lin- 
coln. Said alterations to consist of an addition of five (5) 
feet to side of said building nearest to the driveway to the 
residence of said applicant, and an addition of twelve (12) 
feet to the rear of said Post Office Building. 
DECISION: It was unanimously voted by the five members 
of the Board present, that this application be granted, subject 
however to the following conditions: 

(1) That the present Post Office Building be moved from 
its present location so that the front line of said build- 
ing after alterations as proposed are made would be 
thirty (30) feet from the line of Lincoln Road, and not 
less than twenty (20) feet from the present existing 
residence of applicant. 

(2) The within variance is granted under the provisions 
of (h) of Section 14 of the Zoning By-Laws when in the 
opinion of the Board such variance will tend to improve 
the status of the neighborhood. 



Meeting, August 21, 1947 

Application of Mildred E. Bowles for a permit to keep ponies 
for renting purposes on property located at corner of South 
Great Pond and Tower Road, in the southerly part of Lincoln. 

DECISION: This property is located in a "Single Residence 
District" and for a considerable period has been used as a 
' 'Road-side Stand." Heretofore applications had been made 
for the keeping and renting of ponies on the property, and on 
which applications permits were issued for a period of one 
year as provided by section 21 (a) of the Zoning By-Laws. 
The last permit applied for was issued after a hearing by the 
Board on April 6, 1942, and was to expire on April 27, 1943. 
No renewals of this permit had been applied for, and no per- 
mit issued since that date. 

The Board after due consideration, and by unanimous 
decision of the five members present voted: "THAT acting 



REPORT OF BOARD OF APPEALS 145 

and governed by said Sections 21 (a) and (d) of the By-Laws, 
the within application is not one where the enforcement of 
said By-Laws would involve practical difficulty and unneces- 
sary hardship to the applicant, and where desirable relief may 
be granted, and therefore said application is denied. 



Meeting, November 20, 1947 

Application of Arthur R. Witham for a variance of Section 
12 of the Zoning By-Laws as affecting the use of a lot of land 
located on Beaver Pond Road, in the center of Lincoln. This 
matter comes before the Board of Appeals, after the refusal 
of the Building Inspector, for the town, to issue a permit to 
applicant to erect a garage on a lot shown on a "Subdivision 
Plan" because the subdivision plan submitted did not comply 
with Section 12 of the Zoning By-Laws. 

DECISION: After hearing held, it was unanimously voted 
by the five members present that a variance be granted as 
applied for, provided that all requirements in regard to yards 
are fulfilled, and it appearing to the Board that a literal en- 
forcement of the provisions of the By-Laws would involve 
substantial hardship to the applicant and desirable relief may 
be granted without substantial detriment to the public good. 

Meeting, August 21, 1947 

Application of William Wilson and Estate of Emmaline 
A. Wilson for a variance of the application of the Zoning By- 
Laws to permit the use of a lot located on Uplands Field Road, 
said lot containing less than 40,000 square feet, the area re- 
quired for a one family house in a "Single Residence District." 

DECISION: After hearing held, it was unanimously voted 
by the live members of the Board present, that this applica- 
tion be approved as prayed for. 



It later was discovered that Roderick B. Laird, an owner of 

property abutting thai of applicant, had not received notice 

of this hearing. Mr. Laird, through his attorney, Mr. John 

II. Rogers, complained that this hearing was not legal. 



146 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

In view of this protest by Mr. Laird, a subsequent hearing 
was held on September 18, 1947, at which hearing Mr. George 
P. Davis, Attorney, appeared for the applicants (Wilsons), 
and Attorney Rogers appeared for Mr. Laird. 

After said hearing, and upon due consideration by the five 
members of the Board present and voting, it was found that a 
literal enforcement of the provisions of the By-Laws would 
involve substantial hardship to the applicant, and a detriment 
to the public good, and without substantial derogation from 
the intent and purpose of the By-Laws, and therefore unani- 
mously grants a variance of the By-Law to allow the erection 
of a dwelling house and the usual appurtenances on the lot 
in question so long as it complies with all other requirements 
of the Zoning By-Laws, except the area required. 

Mr. Laird, through his Attorney, appealed from the decision 
of the Board to the Superior Court in Equity sitting in Cam- 
bridge, Middlesex County, on which appeal a hearing has 
been set for February 4, 1948. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HARLAND B. NEWTON, Chairman, 
ANTHONY J. DOHERTY, Clerk, 
D. EVERETT SHERMAN, Jr, 
JAMES DeNORMANDIE, 
RICHARD S. MERIAM. 



REPORT OF WORK OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY 147 



CO-OPERATIVE EXTENSION WORK IN 
AGRICULTURE AND HOME ECONOMICS 



January 9, 1948. 
Report to the Town of Lincoln, Mass. 

The year 1948 still called for an all-out food production 
by farmers, as well as food conservation by homemakers. 
For this reason, efforts of the Extension Service during the 
year were largely on these factors, the production and con- 
servation of food. 

Dairy farms in town have taken an active interest in the 
Selective Breeding Association. The Association was set 
up to improve the production of dairy cattle. Local dairy- 
men have also taken an interest in the production of quality 
roughage, herd health and labor-saving equipment. 

Vegetable growers have been assisted through farm visits 
on their problems in insect and disease control, as well as in 
marketing. 

Mrs. Louis Paddock has served as town homemaking com- 
mittee member. Meetings of interested townspeople were 
held in the making of slipcovers and of homemade Christmas 
gifts. 

Mrs. Mary Stuart served as leader of the 4-H Clobhint 
Club and several girls also belonged to a Lexington 4-H club. 
Several girls attended Camp Middlesex at Ashby. Mrs. 
Stuart attended 4-H leaders' camp at the University of Massa- 
chusetts. One agricultural club was led by Harold Cousins. 



148 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF THE TREE WARDEN 



The Tree Warden submits his report for the year 1947. 

During the past year we found it necessary to cut the brush 
and remove dead limbs from trees on our roadsides, especially 
on the roads where the school buses travel and where it was 
necessary for public safety. We have forty miles of roads, 
most of them backed by woodland, which have to be scouted 
each year to locate where the gypsy moth infestations are. 
When found as many nests as possible are treated with creo- 
sote and sprayed with arsenate of lead. By doing the work 
in this way we can keep the gypsy moth under control and 
prevent the stripping of our roadside trees. The spraying 
this year was not as effective as usual, especially in the case 
of the elm leaf beetle because of the rainy weather through 
the spraying season. 

The elm trees will need special attention this year because 
of the Dutch Elm disease. The most effective means of 
prevention is to spray the elms with D.D.T. The bark beetle, 
the carrier of this disease, is active about twenty weeks each 
year and it is recommended that the elms be sprayed three 
times in order to kill the bark beetle and prevent further spread 
of the disease. We know that D.D.T. will kill these beetles, 
but there is much to learn about proper mixtures and the best 
method of applying. 

The total expenditures for the year 1947 were S 2, 9 7 2. 3 5 
and it is recommended that $3,810.00 be appropriated for 
the year 1948. 

JOHN J. KELLIHER, 

Tree Warden. 



PLAYGROIXD KKPOKT 149 



LINCOLN SUMMER PLAYGROUND 



During the past summer a great man)- outdoor activities 
were enjoyed by the boys and girls participating in the summer 
playground program. 

Tennis instruction was given three times a week by Jim 
Dudley, playground supervisor. A tennis tournament held 
in the closing weeks of the summer for boys and girls was 
exceptionally popular. 

Baseball games at home and with playgrounds from other 
towns were a feature of the program for the older boys. In 
competition with teams from other towns the boys won six 
and lost one game. 

Softball continues popular with the younger boys and girls 
due to the shorter throwing distance and the fact that the 
game can be played with a minimum of equipment. 

The adult tennis tournament held in September was, as 
usual, a very successful closing event of the season. 

In our budget request for 1948 we are asking for an addi- 
tional two hundred dollars to be used in developing a program 
for children of the three lower primary school grades. 

Due to the lack of response to our suggestions contained in 
the first issue of "The Gazette," we have abandoned for this 
coming summer the expanded program discussed therein. 

ETHAN A. MURPHY, 
DAYII) TODD. 



150 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF BUILDING INSPECTOR 



January 10, 1948. 

I herewith submit the Annual Report of the Building In- 
spector of the Town of Lincoln. 



Permits Issued 

64 Building 
86 Electric 
38 Plumbing 






Total 188 








1 


Application Refused 




Tota 


.1 Fees Collected 
ees Uncollected 


$250.50 
15.50 






$266.00 






Respectfully submitted, 






CYRUS W. MURPHY, 

Building Inspector. 



SPECIAL REPORT OF PLANNING BOARD 151 

SPECIAL REPORT BY THE PLANNING BOARD ON 
THE HOUSING OF HIGHWAY EQUIPMENT 



On January 26, 1947, the Selectmen notified the Planning 
Board thai Mr. Simmer Smith proposed to sell the barn which 
he has rented to the Town for many years for storage of the 
Highway Department equipment and that he had given the 
Town the first opportunity to purchase it. The Selectmen 
asked the Planning Board to study the situation and make a 
report with recommendations prior to the Annual Town Meet- 
ing on March 3, 1947. The report was submitted on Feb- 
ruary 27, 1947. Due to the short time within which the re- 
port had to be prepared, it was considered and designated as 
preliminary. At the Annual Town Meeting on March 3, 1947, 
the following vote was passed: 

"Voted: That the matter of Studying the advisability 
of purchasing the Town barn so called or purchasing land 
and erecting a building thereon to house highway and 
other equipment be referred to the Planning Committee, 
with instructions to report at the next Town Meeting 
and that the sum of $1,000.00 be appropriated for their 
use." 

The Planning Board studies during the past year have been 
supplemented by frequent consultations with O'Sullivan & 
Murphy, Architects, who were retained to advise us on the 
present building and make preliminary plans for a possible 
new building; by an examination of the present building by 
Cleverdon, Varney & Pike, Consulting Engineers, who were 
employed to advise us on the structural condition of the 
present building; by a report on the present building from 
Prof. Charles H. Blake of Lincoln, who most generously offered 
his services; by frequent discussions with Mr. Thomas ('cm, 
who has advised us on Highway Department requirements; 
by experienced and helpful advice from Mr. Robert I>. Donald- 
son; and by correspondence and consultations with all Town 
Departments which might have equipment tO house in the 
future. 

The property now being used for housing highway equip- 
ment is located at the end of Lewis Street beyond Doherty's 
Garage and diagonally across the tracks from the railroad 



152 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

station. The area of the land is about one-third acre. The 
structure itself is of indefinite age, at least 75 years old, of 
wood construction with a slate roof, and has been used by the 
Town for storage of highway equipment for the past twenty- 
six years. The whole building measures approximately 45 
feet by 125 feet. The westerly end (45 x 25) is used for two 
apartments, leaving an area of about 4,500 sq. ft. (45 x 100) 
for use of the Highway Department. The land and building 
are assessed for $8,000, and the Town has been paying rent 
of $780 a year, which includes the ground floor apartment on 
the westerly end occupied by the caretaker as part of his pay. 

At present the Highway Department requires space for 
storage of its five pieces of motor equipment plus about 1,000 
sq. ft. for storage of plows, salt, and other property which 
must be kept under cover. The present building provides a 
tool room. There should also be locker and toilet facilities 
and adequate heat, the heat provided this year being ad- 
mittedly partial and temporary. The Department estimates 
that it will need two additional pieces of motor equipment 
within the next five years or so. Its requirements beyond that 
cannot be estimated with any certainty. 

The future requirements of other departments are indefinite, 
although the School Department has advised us that housing 
of school busses in Town-owned buildings should be included 
in our study. 

The Planning Board is of the opinion that purchase of the 
present structure for storage of highway equipment is not in 
the best interests of the Town, regardless of whether it is con- 
templated that it would be used for only a few years as im- 
plied by Cleverdon, Varney & Pike, or repaired for more or 
less permanent use as assumed by O'Sullivan & Murphy. 

Our reasons for this opinion are: 

1. There is a real fire hazard. 

2. There is inadequate space to care for the additional 
equipment which is believed to be required in the near 
future. 

3. The yard is too small for efficient operation. 

4. There is no room for expansion of either the building or 
yard. 



SPECIAL REPORT OF PLANNING BOARD 153 

5. Maintenance will be high, regardless of the repairs that 
are made. 

6. Access is poor. Lewis Street is only a 20-foot right of 
way, often blocked by snow and traffic. 

We recommend purchase of land and construction of a new 
building for housing the Highway Department equipment. 
The land selected is about four acres owned by the Estate of 
Owen Martin, located just south of the present Town Barn 
and consisting of a strip 300 feet wide, extending 500 feet 
along the Boston & Maine Railroad right of way, with a 60- 
foot strip connecting this plot with Codman Road. The 
building recommended would have a concrete floor, concrete 
block walls, a tar and gravel roof on a steel roof deck supported 
by light steel roof trusses. It would have an unobstructed 
area of 5,460 sq. ft. (65 x 84) with a clear height of 14 feet. 
Details of the structure are shown in the accompanying plan 
by O'Sullivan & Murphy. The reasons for this recommenda- 
tion are: 

1. Lower long-range cost (see tables following). 

2. There is easy access by Codman Road to main roads of 
the Town. 

3. The land is presently unused, is not particularly suit- 
able for residential purposes, and is in the district zoned 
for industry. 

4. There is adequate area for future housing of other Town 
equipment. 

5. The building provides space for the proposed additional 
Highway Department equipment. 

6. The building is fire resistant. (Fire insurance may 
cover the cost of equipment, but will not take care of 
the hardships and fire losses to citizens of the Town 
that might result from snow-clogged streets following 
destruction of highway equipment.) 

7. More efficient use of space is assured. 

8. Better working conditions are assured. 

9. It offers the only opportunity for complete solution of 

the Highway Department housing problem. 

Each member of tin- Planning Board heartily concurs in the 
opinions expressed above, 



154 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Attention is directed to the reports and cost analysis ap- 
pended hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LAWRENCE B. ANDERSON, 
WILLIAM DEFORD, 
HAYWARD PEIRCE, 
EVELETH R. TODD, 
JOHN O. WILSON. 



REPORT OF CLEVERDON, VARNEY & PIKE 

The full report on the physical condition of the building 
known as the Town Barn by Cleverdon, Varney & Pike, Con- 
sulting Engineers, contains a lengthy, detailed description of 
the Town Barn in regard to materials used, methods of erec- 
tion, and the defects and weaknesses to be corrected in order 
to assure a building structurally safe for the use of the High- 
way Department. Copies of this report in its entirety are on 
file at the Selectmen's Office and with the Planning Board and 
are open to inspection by the public. In substance the con- 
clusions are that it would require an expenditure of from 
$12,000 to $14,000 in addition to the cost of the land and 
building amounting to another $12,000, to provide a structure 
which would be reasonably satisfactory for at most a ten- 
year period. Their recommendations and conclusions follow : 

Recommendations 

Taking into consideration the age of this building, its type 
of construction, its faults in construction, Its present condi- 
tion, and the occupancy for which it is to be used, it is our 
opinion that with whatever repairs, strengthening or altera- 
tions which may be done within a reasonable cost, the efficient 
life of this building would not be more than ten years unless a 
large yearly budget is provided for maintenance. 

In order to place this building in a minimum safe structural 
condition, and to efficiently adapt it to the use of storage and 
garage occupancy for the Highway Department equipment, 
the following is recommended: 



SPECIAL REPORT OF PLANNING BOARD 155 

1. Install — 96 — 4" diameter Lally columns or 12" x 12" 
masonry piers in the basement under the 8" x 12" 
girders with concrete footings 2' — 0" x 1' — 4" x 2' — 0" 
in place of wood posts. 

2. Provide new 8" x 12" girder in end northeast bay. 

3. Remove present miscellaneous floor plank and provide 
new \y%' plank secured to joists. On plank lay 3-ply 
felt and pitch waterproofing, on which lay a 3" con- 
crete slab (of 250 pounds per square inch concrete) re- 
inforced with a 6" x 6" mesh with No. 6 x No. 6 wire. 
Concrete surface shall be wood trowel floated and pitch 
to drains. 

4. Provide drains in floor and piping to take drainage to 
dry wells. 

5. Remove all present interior miscellaneous partitions. 

6. Reinforce lintel over 14 — exterior door. 

7. Reinforce frames so that they may be made statistically 
determinate, and reinforce joints and splice. 

8. Reinforce purlins so that they will be structurally safe. 

9. Provide new electric lighting system. 

It is further recommended that this building be provided 
with a heating system so that it will not be necessary to house 
mobile equipment in closed in stalls. Also, as this is a wooden 
building, a sprinkler system would be an economical safeguard 
against a fire loss. 

It is estimated that the cost of items 1 to 9 would be be- 
tween $8,000 and $10,000. 

An estimated cost for heating this building would be $3,600 
to $4,000. 

The estimated cost of a sprinkler system is $750 to $1,000. 

Conclusions 

In considering the age of this building, the cost of placing it 
in condition, and its hopeful life expectancy of ten years, it 
does not appear economic. illy sound to make repairs and 
alterations for its use as a storage apace and garage for the 
Highway Department equipment. 

A new masonry fire resistant building of five thousand 
square feet, designed to efficiently serve tin* purpose Cor equip- 



156 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

ment storage and servicing, would not cost over $45,000.00, and 
its maintenance be less than for the building which has been 
discussed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CLEVERDON, VARNEY & PIKE, 
By HERBERT H. CLEVERDON. 

REPORT OF CHARLES H. BIAKE 

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
CAMBRIDGE 39, MASS. 



Department of Biology 

April 14, 1947. 
About two weeks ago I was able to look over the Town 
Barn. I find that it appears to be completely free of insect 
infestation, but the girders supporting the main floor are be- 
ginning to be attacked by rot where they bear on the founda- 
tion, and the various props which have been inserted under 
the main floor are showing damage due to rot at the lower 
ends and almost in proportion to the length of time they have 
been in service. This means that ultimately there will be a 
continuing necessity to replace the props or to install steel 
substitutes, and I think it might not be many years before 
similar replacement of the wooden girders would be advisable. 
That the building is in as good a condition as it is may, I think, 
be assigned to two causes: (1) good quality of material in the 
original construction and (2) the impregnation of the soil 
under it by salt. 

Yours very truly, 

CHARLES H. BLAKE. 

REPORT OF O'SULLIVAN AND MURPHY 
ON PRESENT TOWN BARN BUILDING 

January 13, 1948. 

Gentlemen : 

We have examined the existing structure known as the 
Town Barn, located at the end of Lewis Street, in the Town 
of Lincoln. 



SPECIAL REPORT OF PLANNING BOARD 157 

This examination was made with the thought always in 
mind as to what the Town of Lincoln would have to do to 
this structure if it were acquired by the Town, for use by the 
Highway Department. 

In the following we will state just what work should be 
done to put this structure into a sound and workable condi- 
tion, compatible with the accepted safety standard for the 
required use extending twenty years or more. 

The present structure is in fair condition and is probably 
safe for its present limited use. The stone foundation walls 
are in good condition, the first floor frame and its internal 
supports are fairly sound at the moment, having been shored 
and propped from time to time. At present the structure is 
so overstressed that any higher loading might have serious 
effects. This floor should be removed and replaced with a 
steel and concrete floor properly designed to carry all loads 
and including a floor drainage system. 

The roof frame is in fair shape but should be pulled back 
and strengthened for it seems proper that this -roof frame 
should carry a new hung semi-fireproof ceiling of some sort. 
There is absolutely no interior fire protection now and this 
ceiling would also assist in reducing the heating losses. 

There are miscellaneous gutters, exterior finish, etc., to be 
repaired and some to be replaced. 

The present lighting system is in a very hazardous condi- 
tion and should be removed immediately. A new and ade- 
quate light and power system would have to be provided. 

There are at present no toilet facilities or floor drainage 
system. Such systems should be installed. 

The present improvised heating system will not be ade- 
quate and a proper heating system consisting of an oil fired 
steam boiler and unit heaters should be installed. 

Certain other work such as new doors, etc., as shown on the 
proposed layout would be included. 

The following are itemized estimates of the above mentioned 
work obtained from a reliable Boston general contractor: 

Floor frame $15,500 

New boiler room and stairs in basement 900 

New hung semi- fire proof ceiling 3,500 



158 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Reinforcing roof trusses $1,900 

Side wall fire protection 2,000 

Remove front shed and install new overhead doors and 

painting front wall 2,800 

Repair and replace gutters and conductors 750 

Strengthening west end of south wall now out of plumb. 650 

$28,000 

Above prices include FOA and all other insurance charges and contrac- 
tor's overhead and profit. 

Heating $3,386 

Plumbing 1,500 

Electric 900 

$5,786 

$28,000 
5,786 

$33,786 
Architects and Engineers Fees 3,000 

$36,786 



REPORT OF O'SULLIVAN AND MURPHY 
ON PROPOSED NEW HIGHWAY BUILDING 

Description of Building 

Fire resisting building, concrete floor, concrete block walls, 
tar and gravel roofing on steel decking supported on large 
span steel joists. Foor space of 5,460 sq. ft. is free of columns. 

The following are itemized estimates of the above des- 
cribed building as obtained from a reliable Boston general 
contractor : 

General Contract $27,000 

Heating 3,885 

Plumbing 1,675 

Electric 1,700 

Sewage Disposal 500 

Allowance for new roadwork, water and power service 

and cost to buy land 7,600 

Architect — Engineering fees 2,000 

$43,760 



SPECIAL REPORT OF PLANNING BOARD 159 

COMPARATIVE COSTS FOR ALTERATIONS TO 

EXISTING TOWN BARN AND PROPOSED 

NEW HIGHWAY BUILDING 

By O'Sullivan and Murphy 

Drifting 

\>\v I own 

Building Barn 

General Contractor 

A. H. Drisko $27,000 $28,000 

Heating 

The Downey Co 3,885 3,386 

Plumbing 

The Downey Co 1,675 1,500 

Electric 

M. B. Foster Co 1,100 900 

$33,660 $33,786 
Architects Fee 2,000 3,000 

$35,660 $36,786 

Allowance for sewage disposal 500 500 

Cost to buy present building and land .... 12,000 

Cost to buy new land and improvements to the land 
including allowance for new roadwork, water and 
power service 7,600 

Totals $43,760 $49,286 



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REPORT OF THE LINCOLN SCHOOL 

BUILDING COMMITTEE 

1947 



The Committee was formally organized on December 2, 
1946, with William N. Page, Chairman and Frederick H. Mc- 
Kelvey, Secretary. Mr. John E. Nichols was appointed con- 
sultant on January 4, 1947, and the firm of Anderson & Beck- 
with was engaged as architects on April 3, 1947. 

A very thoughtful "Statement of Need" was drawn up by 
Mr. McKelvey with the approval of both this Committee 
and the School Committee and was accepted as the basis for 
the plan which the architects have developed. It was felt 
strongly that besides the basic requirement of reading, writ- 
ing, and number work opportunity should be provided for the 
development of music, art, and shop skills. To these should 
be added the facilities that adequate gymnasium, cafeteria, 
and auditorium rooms provide, both for school and com- 
munity. Careful thought was given to the designing of a 
typical class room, even to constructing a scale model. The 
relationship of those rooms that might fill community needs 
to the rest of the school has been worked out so that they 
may be used by themselves without the necessity of opening 
up the entire building, a great asset for evening and vacation 
use. Finally it was decided to place the building almost en- 
tirely on the westerly part of the site so that the present ball 
field would in no way be disturbed. 

When complete sketches were available, tentative cost 
figures were obtained showing a total expenditure of approxi- 
mately $887,600. There was complete agreement thai such 
an amount was entirely beyond the ability of the Town to 
pay and that the committee should not recommend it. There- 
fore, tin's plan was considered the ultimate goal toward which 

the Town should move as fast as finances permitted and school 
population demanded. In the meantime your committee 
voted to recommend the continued use of the Center School 
for ( trades 1 through >> which will need .ill six class rooms but 
which have minimum use for special Bhop, music, gymnasium 
.Mid assembly facilities. The kindergarten and grad< 
through 8 would be housed in the n<-w Bchool. The South 
School would be abandoned. 



166 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

The new school plan would contemplate the immediate 
building of six class rooms for grades 4-8 and the kindergarten, 
together with offices, health unit, shop, music, gymnasium and 
locker rooms. The Primary class room wing, together with 
the assembly hall and cafeteria, would be omitted until further 
funds are available. The estimated cost of this alternate plan 
would be $494,300. Your committee believes that this is the 
absolute minimum which can be built at this time which will 
adequately care for the immediate school needs of the Town. 
Even then, there is no assurance that the balance of the plan 
will not be needed very shortly. A summary of costs of the 
entire plan and the lesser alternate plan is shown below. 
Plates of the two floor plans and photographs of the building 
and classroom models are shown in this report. 

Complete Alternate 

Plan Plan 

(743.198 (448,496 

cu. ft.) cu. ft.) 

General Construction $542,700 $309,874 

Electrical 40,000 27,450 

Plumbing 31,500 24,100 

Heat and Ventilation 

steam distribution 35,800 28,450 

radiation and ventilation 35,800 21,100 

Total Building Cost $686,500 $410,974 

Equipment 77,868 24,737 

Site Work ; 55,800 26,300 

Fees 63,700 36,293 

Grand Total $883,868 $498,304 

Fees paid on account 4,000 4,000 

Net Total Cost $879,868 $494,304 

For financing a major project of this sort, a bond issue is, 
of course, essential. The Town is, at the present time, only 
$5,000.00 in debt on account of water improvements. This 
will be paid off in December, 1948. However, the debt limit 
of the Town is 5^ of its assessed valuation or approximately 
$193,000. This limit can be raised by the Mass. General 
Court and an appropriate bill has been filed to permit borrow- 
ing up to $525,000. A bill of this sort is purely permissive 
and nothing can be borrowed without full authorization by 
two-thirds vote of a Town meeting. Your committee felt it- 



REPORT OF SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE 167 

self duty bound to ask our representative, Mr. Harold Tom- 
kins of Concord, to do this before December 5, 1947, the final 
date for filing bills in this year's session; otherwise, a permission 
could not have been granted by the General Court until the 
next session in January, 1949. There is now available about 
$70,000 in Town funds which could be used for new achool 
purposes if so designated by the Town. 

Funds invested in the Post War Rehabilitation Fund may 
be made available by application to the proper state authori- 
ties. These funds are only available for improvements or 
additions to Town facilities, such as a new school. The De- 
Cordova gift is for school equipment and the Sale of Real 
Estate Fund, derived from property taken by foreclosure for 
failure to pay taxes, can only be appropriated for some pur- 
pose that might legally be financed by a bond issue, such as 
a new school. The balance of approximately $425,000 would 
be raised by a bond issue, payable over 20 years which we be- 
lieve can be obtained at an interest rate of 1%%. The cost 
of this issue in terms of tax rate depends on total assessed 
valuation which is gradually increasing each year and so 
correspondingly reducing the cost per thousand of assessed 
value. Assuming a valuation of $4,000,000, which is prac- 
tically certain when houses now under construction are put 
on the assessors' lists, the tax rate would increase $6.75 the 
first year and decrease progressively to $5.09 on the final year 
of payment or an average increase of $5.92. Since further 
home construction is sure to take place in the Town in the 
near future, these figures are certain to be maximum for con- 
struction and equipment of the contemplated school building. 

Operation costs are, at this stage, only an estimate but they 
Bhould Ik- squarely faced since we will have an entire new 
building to operate, the cost of which will be only Blightly off- 
Be1 by abandoning the South School. As nearly as we can 
determine $8,000. oo should cover these annual expenses or 
sS2.no on the tax rate. 

Your committee feels thai the architects have produced a 
building of exceptional quality , wonderfully suited to doing the 

finest possible ediKMtion.il job. [f is .i project Of which Lin- 
coln may well be proud and which we feel certain will be a 
eading example for .ill to see of .i modern school at its ; 



168 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

We realize that this is the first major expenditure of funds in 
recent times by the Town, that it will seem to many a drastic 
step. We know that the cost will seem great. We must all 
realize, however, that Lincoln is a unique Town that has en- 
joyed all the opportunities presented by nearness to Boston. 
It has been carefully and conservatively run. It has now 
reached a point where major expenditures are necessary if we 
are to have for ourselves and our children the facilities we 
need for education, health and general protection. Your com- 
mittee hopes that its recommendations will be accepted after 
careful thought as an investment in providing those facilities 
which Lincoln must have properly to educate its children in 
what promises to be a very tough world. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES DeNORMANDIE, 
MARGARET H. NORTON, 
CHARLES K. FITTS, 
KENNETH FARNSWORTH, 
WILLIAM N. PAGE, Chairman. 

Main Features of the Plan 

For construction 1948-49: 

1. Six Classrooms of unusual design, each having light 
from three sides, with ample area for an activity pro- 
gram for a maximum of 30 pupils per classroom. Class- 
rooms grouped in staggered pairs to permit classroom 
windows above corridor and also windows in corridor. 

2. Corridor in which are placed the wardrobes. A tunnel 
under the corridor provides for piping distribution. 

3. Kindergarten with enclosed play yard and separate 
entrance from bus shelter. 

4. Bus and Bicycle Shelter at termination of approach road. 

5. Administration centrally located. 

6. Health Unit near entrance. 

7. Gymnasium sized for high school basketball, with seats 
for spectators. Adapted for use by entire community 
and can seat 600 if used as auditorium. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE 169 

8. Lockers and Showers, not only for older school children, 
but adequate for ball teams and other community 
groups of both sexes using gymnasium in winter or 
playground in summer. 

9. General Shop for the development of hand skills, avail- 
able also for adults. 

10. Music Room especially designed for all kinds of musi- 
cal participation, of value to Town music groups. 

For later construction : 

11. Five More Classrooms, providing a total capacity of 300 
to 325. Eventually five more so that there will then 
be two for each grade, with a maximum capacity of 
about 500. 

12. Auditorium with sloping floor and fixed seats for 300, 
with stage 24 x 50 connected with music room and shop. 

13. Cafeteria for 200, complete with kitchen facilities and 
including unit kitchen for instruction in home arts. 

14. Lobby for exhibitions and other functions. 

15. Teachers' Workroom and rest rooms. 

16. Site Development of entire tract of 27 acres for maxi- 
mum educational and recreational use by all age 
groups. 



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SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Term 
Expires 

JOHN W. CARMAN, Chairman 1949 

HELEN P. WILEY 1948 

MALCOLM DONALDSON 1950 

Superintendent 
F. H. McKELVEY 

Secretary 
IRENE R. DORIAN 

Kindergarten 

MARGUERITE WOODWARD 

Grade One 

SYLVIA B. MANN 
ELIZABETH W. ROBERTS 

Grade Two 

PHYLLIS E. JOHNSON 

Grade Three 

MARGARET BREEN* 
SHIRLEY KELLERMAN 

Grade Four 

AUGUSTA F. SISK 

Grade Five 

ELEANOR L. HARRIS 

Grade Six 

RUTH JOHNSONf 
JOHN CARLEY 

Grade Seven 

EVELYN H. STENSTREAM 

Grade Eight 

WAYNE A. RANDALL* 
WALTER J. VORSE 

Music 

ERNA V. FISHER 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 177 

Art 

CHRISTINE M. BEAN* 

VIRGINIA R. LYKE 

School Physician 
RANDOLPH PIPER, M.l). 

School Nurse 
MARIAN N. OBER, R.N. 

School Dentist 
DR. JOSEPH BARRON 

Custodian 

WILFRED SMITH 

Attendance Officer 
JOHN J. KELLEHER 

♦Resigned, June, 1947 fSubstitute Teacher 



School Calendar 
1948 

September 8 Schools Open 

October 12 Columbus Day Holiday 

October 22 Teachers' Meeting 

November 11 Armistice Day 

November 25-26 Thanksgiving Vacation 

December 23 Christmas Vacation 

1949 

January 3 Schools Open 

February 18 Winter Vacation 

February 28 Schools Open 

April 15 Spring Vacation 

April 25 Schools ( ►pen 

May 30 Memorial I >ay 

June 15 Schools ( Hose 

Mo School Signal 

7:30 A.M. 3 3 J on I ire Whistle 

7:35 A.M. 3 3 3 on Fire Whistle 

Announcement on Station \\ BZ. \\ I II ' 



178 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE'S ANNUAL REPORT 
1947 



We submit herewith the annual report of the School Com- 
mittee for the year 1947. 

As was hoped in 1946 when a comprehensive salary policy 
was adopted, a greater degree of staff stability was obtained 
in 1947. This year a restudy of salary policy was made and 
as a result the previous schedule was raised further to a point 
where Lincoln's minimum salaries are well above the median 
for communities with which we desired comparison. The 
School Committee hereby acknowledges the sincere thought 
and effort of the Teachers' Committee which accumulated 
and codified salary data obtained from 23 representative 
towns. 

The program of text book revision has progressed with the 
adoption of new texts in English and Science. 

At the start of the 1947-48 school year a new bus was pur- 
chased replacing the last of the pre-war vehicles. The state 
legislature during its 1947 session passed a bill which provides 
for about twice as much reimbursement to towns for trans- 
portation as was previously the case. As a result the net 
cost to the town for school transportation has been materially 
reduced. 

An after school sports program was inaugurated this fall 
and the attendance averages of 28 boys and 20 girls were 
very gratifying. With the kind assistance of the Board of 
Selectmen and the Superintendent of Streets, ridges have been 
turned in a flat area of the playground and it is planned to 
flood this area for skating. After investigation of many types 
of playground equipment a Travel Climb was purchased and 
installed on the playground at the South School. Application 
was made for participation in the Federal Milk Subsidy pro- 
gram and as a result 5 one-half pint bottles of milk cost 18c 
as compared to 28c. 

The School Committee and Superintendent of Schools pre- 
pared a "Statement of Elementary School Needs" for use by 
the School Building Committee in developing plans for a 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 179 

building and has since worked closely with the Building Com- 
mittee. The School Committee is unanimous in the approval 
of the layout of the school which has been developed by the 
School Building Committee. 

The School Budget request for 1948 is increased by about 
$11,000 above that for 1947 and basically the reasons are 
identical with those of last year, namely — increased salaries 
for the school staff amounting to about $3,500.00, an addi- 
tional teacher, increased tuition costs of $3,900.00 and 
general increases in the cost of supplies account for the balance. 
That Lincoln is not alone in the field of increasing school 
costs can be shown in high school tuition rates at Concord, 
Weston and Waltham. (These rates closely approximate 
per pupil costs) 

1945-46 1946-47 1947-48 

Concord $125 00 $165 00 $198 00 

Weston 120 00 180 00 200 00 

Waltham 100 00 150 00 150 00 

We intend to request an amount of $2,750.00 to be used 
for the improvement of the toilets in the Center School, since 
it is apparent that the building will continue in use for some 
years. 

The School Committee has earnestly endeavored to make 
the Lincoln School a system of which the town could be proud 
and in which the professional teacher would like to work. 
The committee wishes to express its appreciation for the hard 
work and sincerity of the staff and to make note publicly of 
the outstanding progress and results being obtained by Mr. 
McKelvey, the Superintendent of Schools. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN W. CARMAN, Chairman, 
HELEN P. WILEY, 
MALCOLM DONALDSON. 



180 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 



Lincoln School Committee, 
Lincoln, Massachusetts. 

I have the honor to submit the annual report for the Lincoln 
Public Schools for 1947. During the past year the school 
committee, the school staff and administration have been 
concerned with studying, developing and inaugurating plans 
in a number of important areas. The success of some lies 
within the province of the committee, the staff and the school ; 
of others, the responsibility rests with the community as a 
whole. The town's concern and interest in the schools has 
been most encouraging and I have faith that it will give 
earnest and thoughtful consideration to the attainment of a 
really superior school. 

Philosophy and Objectives of the Educational Program 

Early in the year the staff developed a comprehensive state- 
ment of its objectives and basic philosophy. This report 
discussed, under educational beliefs, the relation of the school 
to a democracy, the characteristics of children as learners 
and the nature of the learning process. Under the purposes 
of elementary education, it dealt with the development of the 
individual learner, the development of good human relation- 
ships, the development of civic responsibility and of economic 
responsibility. The nature of an effective elementary school 
program was described, its curriculum areas and teaching 
methods. This statement of purposes has been sketched only 
briefly here to indicate its scope and to emphasize the school's 
awareness of the importance of agreement in fundamental 
approaches to educational problems. It is planned to make 
this statement available as a separate pamphlet. 

Elementary School Program 

The core of our program has been continued with the home- 
room teacher responsible for the major areas in grades one to 
six, with assistance in art and music. The organization of the 
upper grade 7 th and 8th program has been improved by length- 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 181 

ening the periods in mathematics, language arts and social 
studies (history and geography) to 48 minutes each day and 
a double period once a week in home and industrial arts has 
been provided. A plan for spacing homework assignments 
was developed by Mr. Vorse and Mrs. Stenstream and has 
aided in making such assignments equal in distribution. 

The staff is in the process of examining the course of study 
in arithmetic, seeking to develop a clearer understanding of 
the sequence of teaching materials and methods to be used. 
A notebook form of organization of arithmetic papers has 
already been adopted. A committee is also studying the 
most recent arithmetic textbooks, with a recommendation 
to be made this year for adoption. 

The primary teachers are re-examining the basic materials 
used in teaching reading and have outlined a plan of study 
to recommend, if desirable, any changes in this instructional 
area. 

New textbooks have been placed in use for language arts 
(composition and literature) and a uniform plan for prepara- 
tion of class papers by pupils and for marking of papers by 
teachers has been adopted. New science textbooks for the 
upper grades have been recommended and will be placed in 
use in the latter half of the year. A very good selection of 
supplementary readers was added for the intermediate grades 
and the addition of books for homeroom libraries was con- 
tinued in all grades. A cooperative study with other school 
systems of the social studies curriculum is proposed and the 
first step in this study, preparation of bibliographies, has begun. 

To provide more opportunity for group play an after- 
school sports program twice a week for the fall and spring 
months has been introduced, directed by Mr. Carley and Mr. 
Vorse. Upper grade boys participated in a five-school base- 
ball league last spring and grades six, seven and eight enjoyed 
soccer games with other schools in the fall. 

An ice rink on the playground has been made and it is 
hoped that, with proper conditions, skating activities can be a 
part of the physical education program. A travel-climb 
apparatus was installed at South School to provide more play 
opportunities on the playground. See-saws at both schools 
were re-finished to improve their usability. 



182 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

A Junior Red Cross Council was organized under the di- 
rection of Mr. Carley, which conducted a successful program 
of enrollment, collecting money for the Children's Fund, 
sending Christmas boxes to children in Europe, and collecting 
paper and pencils to send to school children abroad. The 
second musical festival, directed by Mrs. Fisher, was held in 
May and the school displayed its art work at an exhibit in the 
school. Students in art, under Miss Lyke, have sent Junior 
Red Cross articles to many hospitals and cooperated in the 
community chest campaign with posters for local display. 



Health and Safety 

Our general health record continues to be good, a detailed 
account of which will be found in Mrs. Ober's school nurse's 
report. The dental clinic has, under Dr. Barron's direction, 
completed two surveys of pupil's oral conditions and reported 
the results to parents. His report indicates the extent of the 
need for dental care and makes recommendations concerning 
our program. 

Dr. Piper has conducted the annual physical examination 
and reports have been made to parents of health defects when 
there was need for attention. Diphtheria vaccination was 
provided by Dr. Piper to a large majority of our enrollment. 
This year we plan to begin more complete physical exams 
in two grades, 5 and 7. Hearing tests were given to all stu- 
dents and teachers by Mrs. Ober. 

Transportation continues to be efficiently and safely oper- 
ated, with equipment which meets every standard for safety 
and good service. A hazardous condition on the Center play- 
ground, the existence of many protruding rocks, has been 
corrected with their removal. 

Guidance and Testing 

The plan proposed last year has been utilized, whereby a 
folder is kept for each pupil containing reports, records, tests 
and samples of work. This folder becomes a cumulative 
record for each pupil, enabling the teacher of the next grade 
to become familiar more readily with the pupil's abilities and 
interests. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 183 

The regular program of testing for readiness in reading at 
the kindergarten level, for achievement in the skill subjects 
in all grades, and in mental ability has been continued. The 
guidance program for eighth grade students includes discussion 
of the high school courses and opportunities, a visit to the 
high school, a program of testing in mental abilities, vocation- 
al preferences, personality and achievement, and a conference 
of homeroom teacher, high school counsellor and parents in 
outlining a tentative high school program. 

A pamphlet, We Go To School, was prepared by a com- 
mittee of primary teachers, Mrs. Woodward, chairman, to 
give pre-kindergarten and 1st grade parents general informa- 
tion on many questions about starting to school in these two 
grades. 

Visual Aids 

We now have a strong program of visual aids, primarily 
sound films, which have been chosen to correlate with units 
of study in the social studies and science. Their use has 
greatly enriched the learning experiences of our students. 
Exhibits from the Children's Museum and the Museum of 
Fine Arts provide additional teaching material. A program 
of evaluation is conducted so that improvements can be made 
in the selection of materials for the next school year. 



Personnel 

The school committee adopted a school salary policy and 
schedule in November, 1946, which established a sound basis 
for obtaining teachers. The conditions with respect to avail- 
ability of teachers have not improved in the elementary grades 
and it was apparent that adjustment was needed in the sched- 
ule. A cooperative study of our schedule and those of twenty- 
three other communities was undertaken by a committee 
representing the teachers and the school committee. Data 
gathered indicated clearly that there was need for adjustment. 

In addition the teachers' committee submitted a local 
study, The Teachers Look At A Community Problem, in 
which analyses were made of the nature of the community, 
the schools, the teachers in the community and the salary 
situation. The School Committee voted to increase the basic 



J: years 


4 years 


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5 years 


$1,800 


$2,100 


$2,200 


$2,300 


1,950 


2,250 


2,350 


2,450 


2,100 


2,400 


2,500 


2,600 


2,250 


2,550 


2,650 


2,750 




2,700 


2,800 


2,900 




2,850 


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3,100 


3,200 






3,250 


3,350 



184 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

schedule for each level of training by $200, to increase the 
present salaries correspondingly, and to increase the annual 
increment from $100 to $150. Our salary schedule is shown 
below : 

Training 

Years' Less than 

Experience 
1 
2 
3 
4 
5 
6 
7 
8 

Additional provisions of the schedule include absence reg- 
ulations, the requirement of medical examinations and X- 
ray for all new employees and a requirement for six weeks' 
summer school attendance once every five years to continue 
annual increments. 

Another first grade teacher has been employed to make 
possible a more effective teaching situation in beginning in- 
struction in reading. Two teachers have replaced staff mem- 
bers who resigned and it was possible, for the first time since 
the war, to offer all positions with no restrictions because of a 
military leave of absence. 

All employees of the school department participated in 
X-ray examinations at the Middlesex County Sanatorium 
and all were discharged from the clinic with tuberculosis-free 
reports. 

The staff meetings on one afternoon a month have been 
decidedly worth the time taken for them and are of significant 
professional value. If really good curriculum work is to be 
done consideration may need to be given to extending this 
time. To show the scope of a staff meeting the agenda for 
the November meeting is given below: 

Agenda for Staff Meeting, November 5, 1947 

1. Demonstration — Operation of 

a. Film Projector 

b. Phonograph 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 185 

2. Report by each staff member on observations made on 
visiting day, October 24 

3. Report on after-school sports program 

4. Report of the Lincoln School Building Committee 

5. Schedule for conference on self-evaluation of professional 
abilities 

6. Report on Junior Red Cross activities 

7. Proposed Parents' Conference Period 

8. Plans for Open House, American Education Week 

9. Meeting of textbook committees 
10. Teachers' Club Meeting 

Our custodian, Mr. Smith, attended a two-day conference 
in Newton on June 26 and 27, devoted to improvement of 
school building service. This conference was sponsored by 
the New England School Development Council. It is some- 
times easy to overlook the importance of this service; Mr. 
Smith is to be commended for the excellent condition in which 
our schools are maintained. 

The protection afforded by the Blue Cross organization 
has been made available to all school employees since October. 

The Lincoln Teachers' Club has for a number of years 
carried on activities beneficial to the staff and to the school. 
Mention has been made of its cooperation in making a study 
of the community and in studying and reporting on the salary 
practices of other communities. Several social affairs for 
the staff have been held under the direction of a social com- 
mittee, of which Mrs. Woodward is chairman. 

The officers of the club are: 

President — Walter J. Vorse 
Vice-President — Sylvia B. Mann 
Secretary-Treasurer — ■ Augusta F. Sisk 



Kindergarten 

Our enrollment for 1948-49 is estimated presently at 42 
pupils. It will be necessary, therefore, to conduct a two- 
session kindergarten (as many communities successfully do) 



186 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

with a morning and afternoon group. The division of these 
groups should be based upon age, with the younger children 
coming in the morning and the older children in the afternoon. 
Some very good equipment for kindergarten is included in the 
1948 budget which will make certain activities more prac- 
ticable. Mrs. Woodward, kindergarten instructor, is partici- 
pating in a study of the kindergarten program, sponsored 
by the New England School Development Council. 



Enrollment 

The enrollment at the present time is the highest in the 
history of the Lincoln Schools, 264 elementary pupils and 79 
high school pupils, a total of 343. The enrollment by grades 
in the Lincoln Schools is shown below: 



Kdj 


g. — 29 


1 


— 191 


1 


-18 J 


2 


— 36* 


3 


— 28 


4 


— 32* 


5 


— 35* 


6 


— 24 


7 


— 26 


8 


— 17 



264 



We are now using every available room for instruction and 
all of our equipment. It is apparent that the need for addi- 
tional rooms, as well as other facilities, is coming nearer. 
Those classes which are starred above are now above a desir- 
able maximum and may easily grow to require division into 
two groups; only a very few more pupils would be needed 
to make this problem become acute. We know that recent 
years have been years of high birth rates, that twenty-five 
homes are now under construction in the town and that Lin- 
coln may expect to increase in size. Based upon present en- 
rollment and the birth rates of recent years, but not including 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 187 

any estimates because of new home construction or increase 
in the birth rate, the prediction for the next five years follow: 





1946 


1947 


1948 


1949 


1950 


1951 


Kdg 


35 


34 


42 


39 


32 


39 


1 


31 


35 


34 


42 


35 


30 


2 


26 


31 


35 


34 


42 


35 


3 


33 


26 


31 


35 


34 


42 


4 


33 


33 


26 


31 


35 


34 


5 


26 


33 


33 


26 


31 


35 


6 


27 


26 


33 


33 


26 


31 


7 


23 


27 


26 


33 


33 


26 


8 


25 


23 


27 


26 


33 


33 



259 268 287 299 301 305 

The need for providing new and adequate facilities is clear- 
ly shown in this table. The kindergarten class for 1952 now 
has 46 pupils. 

Building and Equipment 

The pressing need for additional space in the near future 
has been graphically illustrated in the enrollment report. 
As the reports of town committees and superintendents have 
shown, however, our building problem is not alone that of 
more space but of facilities which we do not have. The need 
for a gymnasium, auditorium, cafeteria, health clinic and 
teachers' room have been reported to the town, which has 
authorized a School Building Committee to prepare prelimin- 
ary plans for a new school. The School Committee submitted 
a detailed report of the educational program it sought, a 
program reviewed by the Parent Council and studied by the 
school staff, and the building and equipment needs for that 
program to the building committee. 

The plans which have been developed are based, therefore, 
upon an analysis of the educational need. At various stages 
in the architects' planning the building committee, the con- 
sultant, the school committee and the school staff have parti- 
cipated. Complete information regarding this plan will have 
been presented to the town prior to the March Town Meeting. 
The town should then be ready to take the necessary steps 
for further planning in order that our educational needs may 



188 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

be met. No more important decision for the welfare of the 
children and their educational program has ever confronted 
the citizens of Lincoln. 



Community Relationships 

The Parent Council membership was elected in September 
and chose Mr. Alan McClennen as chairman and Mrs. Freder- 
ick Taylor as secretary-treasurer. A number of problems 
have been discussed and plans developed for assisting in certain 
projects. The council completed its statement of general 
procedures, obtained very fine cooperation from the Bemis 
Lecture Committee in the suggestion that one occasion be 
devoted to an educational area, supported the proposal for a 
school site acquisition, and conducted an experimental Satur^ 
day movies program. 

Open House was held during American Education Week 
with the best attendance of the last three years. Parent con- 
ference days have been arranged so that any parent may come 
on the scheduled day without an appointment for a conference 
with his child's teacher. The occasional school bulletins 
have been continued. 

Administration 

The budget for 1948 has again been prepared in detail to 
show exactly how the money requested for schools is to be 
used. A copy of this budget has been placed in the Lincoln 
library and a few extra copies are available to any interested 
citizen. The budget for 1948 represents an increase over 
1947, because of the necessity for increasing salaries, shown 
earlier in this report, to increases in high school tuition, to the 
addition of another teacher, to purchase of a new school bus 
and additional days of transportation and mileage, and to 
increased cost of supplies. The budget estimate for 1948 of 
$76,122.00 is shown following this report. 

The budget for 1947 was $64,965.85, of which $64,960.61 
was expended. The school department received a substan- 
tial increase in state aid for transportation, however, and 
increases in state aid because of an additional teacher and in 
the income from the DeCordova Fund brought total offsetting 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 189 

receipts to $11,419.92, resulting in a net cost of $53,540.69 
for schools for 1947. 

Lincoln's expenditure for elementary education is relatively 
modest or average, when one considers $75 per pupil as a low 
expenditure and $175 per pupil as in the upper range. For 
the year ending June 30, 1947, Lincoln's expenditure for ele- 
mentary education was $31,433.14, or an average per pupil 
cost of $123.26. The remaining expenditures of $29,437.49 
were for high school tuition, all transportation, and general 
control, items usually , omitted in obtaining comparative 
educational per pupil costs. 

The problems of financing school support in the years ahead 
must be considered a problem without some form of assist- 
ance from the state. State aid in Massachusetts for the 
support of schools now is about 8% of the total cost of schools 
and the state ranks about fifth from the bottom of the forty- 
eight states in that respect. State aid for the support of 
schools in Delaware, Washington, New Mexico and California 
averages about $3,150 per classroom while in Massachusetts 
it is $270 per classroom. 

In 1944 Massachusetts spent 1.55% of its total income for 
the support of public schools and ranked in that respect twenty- 
seventh from the top of the forty-eight states, although it is 
one of the wealthiest states. 
» Serious attention and study needs to be given to this problem 
by citizens and parents and efforts made to inform our legis- 
lature of the need for substantial state educational assistance. 

Mention has been made of the increase in cost of high 
school tuition, with a charge for 1947-48 averaging about 
$200.00 per pupil. The cost for the 1948-49 school year will 
probably be about $225.00. 

The sincere efforts made by the members of the school staff 
to improve our program, by parents and townspeople in their 
support of forward-looking plans for a better school, by town 
officials and employees in many daily helps and by the school 
committee's high conception of the public school's importance 
is gratefully acknowledged. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. H. McKELVEY, 

Superintendent of Schools. 



190 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

SUMMARY OF SCHOOL EXPENSES 

~ , ~ L , Expended Requested 

General Control 1947 1948 

Office Expenses and Clerk $1,432 12 $1,593 86 

Salaries — Superintendent 4,554 92 4,900 00 

Expenses — Superintendent 297 21 200 00 

Other Expenses 90 00 

Instruction 

Teachers — Salaries . ■ 24,692 30 29,862 00 

Textbooks — Elementary 1,008 41 1,104 17 

Supplies — Elementary 1,403 65 1,647 38 

Operation 

Custodian — Salaries 2,191 68 2,246 60 

Fuel 996 95 1,050 00 

Supplies, Light, Telephone, etc 794 80 960 99 

Maintenance 

Repairs and New Equipment 1,409 01 1,054 85 

Auxiliary Agencies 

Health — Elementary 717 17 735 00 

Transportation — Local 11,150 22 12,496 75 

Transportation — High School 

Tuition 14,113 58 17,59100 

Totals $64,762 02 $75,532 00 

Appropriation $64,631 85 

Vocational Education 

Tuition $149 99 $500 00 

Transportation 48 60 90 00 

$198 59 $590 00 

Appropriation 334 00 

SUMMARY 

Total Appropriation $64,965 85 $76,122 00 

Total Expended 64,960 61 

Unexpended Balance 5 24 

Accounts Receivable 

Grammar School Fund $25 65 

Vocational Tuition — Transportation 155 86 

Transportation Re-imbursement 50 00 

State Transportation x*\id 8,352 74 

Comm. of Mass., Part I, Ch. 70 2,200 00 

City of Boston — Tuition 53 07 

DeCordova Fund 582 60 

Total $11,419 92 

Net Cost of Schools to Town, 1947 $53,540 69 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 



191 



Membership by Age and Grade, October 1, 1947 



Boys 








Age 
















Grades 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


12 


13 


Totals 


Kdg. 


2 


14 


















16 


1 




3 


8 


7 


1 












19 


2 






2 


11 


2 












15 


3 








3 


8 


2 










13 


4 










2 


11 


2 








15 


5 














11 


6 




1 


18 


6 














1 


7 


1 




9 


7 












1 




1 


6 


2 


10 


8 


















6 


7 


13 


Totals 


2 


17 


10 


21 


13 


14 


14 


14 


13 


10 


128 


Girls 








Age 
















Grades 


4 


5 


6 


7 


8 


9 


10 


11 


12 


13 


Totals 


Kdg. 


3 


9 


















12 


1 




2 


17 


1 














20 


2 






7 


15 














22 


3 








5 


8 












13 


4 










7 


10 










17 


5 












1 


13 


2 






16 


6 














4 


9 






13 


7 
















1 


11 


2 


14 


8 


















_ 3 


1 


4 


Totals 


3 


11 


24 


21 


15 


11 


17 


12 


14 


3 


131 



259 



Distribution of Minors 5 yrs. or over 

October 1, 1947 and under 7 

A. In the registration of minors 
Age as of October 1, 1947 

Boys 32 

Girls 42 

74 

B. Distribution of above minors 

In public day schools 60 

In vocational schools 

In private schools 12 

Not enrolled in any school 2 



7 yrs. 
and under 16 



119 

109 



228 

194 

2 

31 

1 



74 



228 



192 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Tuition Pupils Attending Secondary Schools Outside 

of Lincoln 

October 1, 1947 

Grade 9 10 11 12 Totals 

Concord 18 15 10 15 58 

Weston 4 7 4 1 16 

Waltham 2 1 1 4 

Essex Agri 1 . . . . . . 1 



25 



23 



15 



16 



79 



Graduated from 8th Grade, June, 1947 



Marcia Faye Berry 
Bernard Buel Blodgett 
Robert Curtis Chapin 
E. John Ciraso 
Carolyn Joan Cousins 
Barbara Joan Cullen 
James Harold David 
Rachel Palmer Davis 
Paul James Dorian, Jr. 
Elizabeth Denise Dougherty 
Robert Emmerson Dunbrack 
Barbara Joyce Faulkner 
Frank Warren Gordon 



Frances Laura Henley 
Paul Maurice Leslie 
Raymond Jay Maher 
Constance Helen Moszka 
Richard Charles Picazio 
Pauline Mary Rasmusson 
Richard Paul Russes 
Virginia Stefania Russes 
Mary Ann Simonds 
Caroline Snelling Stone 
Malcolm Rodman Stone 
Alfred Stuart 
Richard Warren Thorpe, Jr. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL NURSE 193 



REPORT OF SCHOOL NURSE 



To the School Committee of Lincoln: 

A report of school nursing for the year ending December 
31, 1947, is hereby submitted. 

Schools have been visited daily. There have been 185 
office calls for treatment or advice, one major playground 
accident, a fractured right arm, 42 taken home and 196 home 
visits, 15 check on absent pupils. 

Pupils have been weighed and measured. Scalps and skin 
have been examined frequently and pupils in kindergarten 
have throat examination and general inspection every Mon- 
day morning. I assisted Dr. Randolph Piper, school physi- 
cian, with physical examinations and reported any major 
defect to the parent. Children entering kindergarten at- 
tended the Well Child Conference; 99.2% were given a physi- 
cal examination by Dr. John A. V. Davies, of Boston, our 
conference pediatrician. 

Eyes were tested with five defects discovered; four have 
been to an oculist; three are now wearing glasses and one is 
under observation. 

In October I received an Audiometer, from the State Dept. 
of Public Health. All pupils in grades 3 thru 8 and the teach- 
ing staff were tested. Our facilities for using an audiometer 
are very poor but nevertheless results were satisfactory. Three 
pupils were found to have severe defective hearing; two are 
now going to clinic at Massachusetts General Hospital and 
one is under care of the family physician. 

The School clinic for the prevention of diphtheria and 
tetanus, started in December, 1946, was continued and com- 
pleted in March. 98.7% of our pupils have received this 
protection, either by Dr. Piper, at the Center School or their 
family physician. 

A very pleasant Pre-School get-together was held at South 
School in June with 26 interested mothers attending. 

I have assisted Dr. Joseph Barron of Boston, with the dental 
examination of each pupil; letters were sent home reporting 



194 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

defects discovered. Actual work is limited because of our 
facilities. 

I attended a School Nurses' Institute at Framingham Teach- 
ers' College and since September, monthly meetings at 
Wellesley High School. 

The general health of our pupils has been very good, with 
the month of March having the greatest number of absentees. 

Contagious diseases consisted of chicken-pox — 17 cases; 
scarlet fever — 1 case, and mumps — 1 case. 

The entire school faculty and two pupils received negative 
X-rays at Middlesex Sanatorium. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MARIAN N. OBER, R.N. 
School Nurse. 



WARRANT . 195 

NOTICE 
Business Meeting, Monday, March 1, 1948, at 7:30 P.M. 



WARRANT 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
MIDDLESEX, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Lincoln in said County: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby required to notify the legal voters of said Town of 
Lincoln, qualified to vote in Town Meeting for the Transaction 
of Town affairs, to meet in the Town Hall in said Lincoln, on 
Monday, the first day of March next at 7:30 o'clock P.M., 
then and there to act on the following articles except Article 
1 and also to meet in said Town Hall on Saturday the sixth 
day of March next, at 12 o'clock Noon, then and there to act 
on the following Article 1, by posting a copy of this Warrant, 
by you attested in each of the Post Offices, and in some other 
public place in said Town seven days at least before the 
first day of March next: 

The polls for voting the Australian ballot on Saturday, 
March sixth, will be open at 12 o'clock Noon, and may be 
closed at 7 o'clock P.M. 



Article 1. To bring in their votes for the following Town 
Officers and any other officers required by law, to be elected by 
Australian Ballot, Viz: 

One Moderator for three years. 

One Town Clerk for one year. 

One member of the Board of Selectmen for three years. 

One member of the Board of Assessors for three years. 

One member of the Board of Assessors for two years. 

One Treasurer for one year. 

One Auditor for one year. 



196 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

One member of the School Committee for three years. 
One member of the Board of Water Commissioners for 

three years. 
One member of the Board of Health for three years. 
One member of the Board of Health for one year. 
One Tree Warden for one year. 
One member of the Trust Fund Commissioners for three 

years. 
One member of the Trustees of the Bemis Fund for Free 

Public Lectures for three years. 
One member of the Board of Cemetery Commissioners for 

three years. 
One member of the Planning Board for five years. 



Article 2. To bring in their votes for any committees, 
commissioners, trustees and other officers, required by law to 
be elected by ballot or otherwise. 

Selectmen 



Article 3. To hear and act upon the reports of Town Offi- 
cers, Committees, Commissioners and Trustees. 

Selectmen 



Article 4. To fix the salaries and compensation of the 
several elective officers of the Town and to determine whether 
any Department, Board or Committee shall be authorized 
to employ for additional compensation any of its members 
and to fix additional compensation of such members. 

Selectmen 



Article 5. To raise and appropriate money for the neces- 
sary and expedient purposes of the Town, and enact anything 
in relation to the same. 

Selectmen 



WARRANT 197 

Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to bor- 
row money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue 
of the financial year beginning January 1, 1948, and to issue 
a note or notes therefor, payable within one year and to re- 
new any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than 
one year in accordance with Section 17, Chapter 44, General 
Laws. 

Selectmen 



Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $7,281.25 for the purchase of a heavy duty 
truck and snow plough, or take any other action relative 
thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $3,000.00 to pay the Water Works for use 
of hydrants and water. 

Water Commissioners 



Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $1,500.00 for the widening and grading of 
Mill St., or take any other action relative thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 10. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to place street 
lights on Concord Road northerly from Route 117 to Codman 
Road. 

By Petition 



Article 11. To see if the Town will appoint a committee 
to register a complaint with our representative in the General 
Court in regard to the disturbance made by planes from the 
Bedford Airport. 

By Petition 



198 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to raise arid appro- 
priate the sum of $4,000.00 for a Chapter 90 project on Route 
117 near the Weston line, or take any action relative thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 13. To see if the Town will vote to have a Fourth 
of July celebration, appoint a committee, raise and appro- 
priate money therefor, or take any action relative thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 14. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate a sufficient sum of money to pay the following unpaid 
1947 bills. 

Legal, School Site. Herrick, Smith, Donald, 





Farley & Ketchum .... 


$250.00 




Newton & Weir 


240.95 


Will & Deeds. 


Garden City Print, Inc. 


83.20 


Highway Dept. 


Doherty's Garage 


50.00 


Cemetery Dept. 


George E. Cunningham 


150.00 



$774.15 



Treasurer 



Article 15. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $3,880.00 for a new heating system for the 
upper Town Hall or take any other action relative thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 16. To see if the Town will vote to appoint a 
committee to revise the Building Code, or take any other 
action relative thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 17. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
withdrawal of $2,750.00 from the Post-War Rehabilitation 



WARRANT 199 

Fund to be used by the School Committee for the improve- 
ment of the toilets in the Center School, or take any relative 
action thereto. 

School Committee 



Article 18. To see if the Town will vote to conduct 
Memorial Day Services on May thirtieth next, appoint a 
committee, raise and appropriate money, or take any other 
action relative thereto. 

Lincoln American Legion 



Article 19. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate 
money for printing and mailing an official Town Bulletin, or 
take any other action on the matter. 

Selectmen 



Article 20. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate money to purchase, take by eminent domain or 
otherwise acquire land. for a site for a new structure for the 
use of the Highway Department and other departments of 
the Town, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Planning Board 



Article 21. To see if the Town will vote to erect a new 
structure to house the equipment of the Highway Department, 
instruct the Moderator to appoint a Building Committee, and 
raise and appropriate money for its use, or take any relative 
action thereto. 

Planning Board 



Article 22. To see if the Town will vote to purchase the 
building now being used as the Town Barn, raise and appro- 
priate money therefor, or take any other action relative 
thereto. 

Selectmen 



200 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Article 23. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate 
the sum of twenty-six thousand dollars ($26,000.00) for the 
use of the School Building Committee. Such sum to be used 
for the making of detailed plans and specifications of the pro- 
posed new elementary school building and for such expenses 
as the committee may deem necessary or take any action 
relative thereto. 

School Building Committee 



Article 24. To see if the Town will vote to request the 
Legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to pass 
an act, now filed, authorizing the Town of Lincoln to borrow 
money for School purposes as contained herein, or take any 
action relative thereto; 

Section 1. For the purposes of constructing and origi- 
nally equipping and furnishing a new school building in 
the Town of Lincoln, said town may borrow, from time 
to time within a period of five years from the passage of 
this act, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding 
in the aggregate, five hundred and twenty-five thousand 
dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor, which 
shall bear on their face the words, Lincoln School Build- 
ing Loan, Acts of 1948. Each authorized loan shall 
constitute a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid 
in not more than twenty years from their dates. In- 
debtedness incurred under this act shall be in excess of 
the statutory limit, but shall, except as provided herein, 
be subject to Chapter forty-four of the General Laws, 
exclusive of the limitation contained in the first para- 
graph of section seven thereof. 
Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

School Building Committee 



Article 25. To see if the Town will appoint a Committee 
to prepare plans for a new school house, the estimated cost of 
which will not exceed $300,000.00, that the cost of the plans 
be raised and appropriated for the use of the Committee, and 



WARRANT 201 

that the Committee report to the Town when their report is 
ready, or take any action relative thereto. 

By Petition 



Article 26. To see if the Town of Lincoln will recommend 
to the School Committee and authorize to release to the Select- 
men of the Town of Lincoln, the care, custody and control 
of that portion of the premises recently acquired by the Town 
of Lincoln for school purposes, lying easterly of the easterly 
boundary line of land now comprising the ball park and its 
approaches and of the westerly line extended to land now or 
formerly of Palmer, if the School Committee finds that portion 
of land is no longer required for school purposes. 

Selectmen 



Article 27. To see if the Town will make the following 
revisions and additions to the Zoning By-Law, or take any 
action relative thereto. Strike out the second paragraph of 
Section 12 beginning with the words "Every such lot shall 
have" and substitute the following as the second paragraph 
of Section 12; 

"Every such lot shall have at least an eighty (80) foot 
frontage along a street, a width of at least eighty (80) 
feet as its narrowest point between said street and any 
dwelling erected on said lot, and a width of at least one 
hundred twenty (120) feet at its narrowest point through 
such dwelling." 

Planning Board 



Article 28. BE IT RESOLVED, by the People of Lin- 
coln, Massachusetts, in Town Meeting assembled, that they 
call upon their representatives in the Congress, in the Ex- 
ecutive Department of the United States and in the United 
Nations, to take such steps as may be necessary to have our 
delegates to the United Nations present or support amend- 
ment of the Charter for the purpose of making the United 



202 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Nations into a limited world government capable of enacting, 
interpreting, and enforcing world law to prevent war. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this 
Resolution be transmitted to both Senators from Massa- 
chusetts, the Congressman from the 5th Congressional Dis- 
trict, the President of the United States, the Secretary of State 
and the United States representatives in the United Nations. 

By Petition 



Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant with 
your doings thereon to the Town Clerk, at or before the time 
for the meeting aforesaid. Given under our hands this 9th 
day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine 
hundred and forty-eight. 

SUMNER SMITH, 
H. BIGELOW HILLS, 
JOHN TODD, 

Selectmen of Lincoln. 



REPORT OF THE OFFICERS 

OF THE 

TOWN OF LINCOLN 

FOR THE YEAR 1948 

ALSO 

THE REPORT OF THE 

SCHOOL AND OTHER COMMITTEES 

FOR THE YEAR 1948 




NEWTON 

GARDEN CITY PRINT, Inc. 

1949 



This Annual Report for 1948 
is respectfully dedicated to 

SUMNER SMITH 

who from 1934 to 1949 

served loyally and capably as 

Chairman of the 

Board of Selectmen 



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Oxbow Road, Way land line 
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Remain 600 feet from tire. 

Falee alarms are punishable by fine or imprisonment. 

When calling by telephone for fire speak calmly and dis- 
tinctly, giving name, street and type of fire. This will insure 
more prompt response by the firemen. 

Do not allow rubbish, paper, or any inflammable material to 
accumulate tn or about your property. 

Alwayi call the Department before attempting to extinguish 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Page 

Assessors, Report of 76 

Auditor, Report of 109 

Board of Appeals, Report of 164 

Building Code Committee, Report of 174 

Building Committee for Highway Department Garage, Report of . . 178 

Building Inspector, Report of 173 

Cemetery Commissioners, Report of 150 

Collector of Taxes, Report of 98 

deCordova and Dana Museum, Report of Directors 63 

Finance Committee, Report of 66 

Fire Engineers, Report of _. 152 

"Gazette" Committee, Report of 177 

Health, Board of, Report of 149 

Inspector of Animals, Report of 159 

Jury List for 1948 52 

Library, Report of Trustees of 156 

Statistics , 158 

Lincoln Summer Playground, Report of 172 

Lincoln School Building Committee, Report of 175 

Middlesex County Extension Service, Report of 170 

Nursing Committee, Report of 154 

Old Age Assistance, Report of 75 

Overlay Reserves 74 

Planning Board, Report of 160 

School Committee, Report of 179 

Expenditures 192 

Graduating Class of 1948 194 

School Calendar 181 

School Committee, Report of 182 

School Enrollment 193 

School Nurse, Report of 195 

School Personnel 180 

School Superintendent, Report of 184 

Selectmen, Report of 58 

State Auditor, Report of 129 

Streets, Superintendent of, Report of 145 

Town Clerk, Report of 8 

Adjourned Town Meeting, April 26, 1948 27 

Annual Meeting, March 1, 1948, Proceedings at 15 

Annual Meeting, March 1, 1948, Warrant of 8 

Births 53 

Deaths 57 

Dog Licenses 52 

Juror List for 1948 52 

Marriages 55 

Presidential Primary, April 27, 1948 29 

Special Town Meeting, June 2, 1948 34 

State and National Election, November 2, 1948, Warrant of . . 43 

State Primary, September 14, 1948 38 

Sporting Licenses 52 

Town Election, March 6, 1948 25 

Town Officers, List of 4 

Treasurer, Report of 100 

Tree Warden, Report of 171 

Trust Funds Commissioners, Report of 135 

Warrant of 1949 197 

Water Commissioners, Report of 146 

Wiring Inspector, Report of 173 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



TOWN OFFICERS FOR 1948 



Moderator 

DONALD P. DONALDSON 

Town Clerk 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS 

Selectmen and Board of Public Welfare 

SUMNER SMITH {Chairman) Term expires 1949 

JOHN TODD Term expires 1950 

H. BIGELOW HILLS Term expires 1951 

Regular meeting second and fourth Mondays of each month, at 8 p.m., 
at the Town Hall office. 

Assessors 

D. EVERETT SHERMAN, JR. {Chairman) . . Term expires 1949 

ROBERT W. SCOTT Term expires 1950 

CYRUS W. MURPHY Term expires 1951 

Treasurer 

FREDERICK B. TAYLOR 

Collector of Taxes 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS 

Auditor 
JAMES W. LENNON 

School Committee 

JOHN W. CARMAN {Chairman) . . . . . Term expires 1949 

MALCOLM L. DONALDSON Term expires 1950 

HELEN P. WILEY Term expires 1951 

Water Commissioners 

SUMNER SMITH {Chairman) Term expires 1950 

JOHN J. KELLIHER . . . Term expires 1949 

ROBERT W. SCOTT Term expires 1951 

Board of Health 

ROBERT L. DeNORMANDIE {Chairman) . . Term expires 1951 

GEORGE WELLS Term expires 1949 

PAUL L. NORTON Term expires 1950 



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Commissioners of Trust Funds 

LEONARD C. LARRABEE {Chairman). . . . Term expires 1951 

CLEMENT C. SAWTELL Term expires 1949 

HENRY DeC. WARD Term expires 1950 

Trustees of Bemis Fund for Free Public Lectures 

MABEL H. TODD {Chairman) Term expires 1950 

CHARLES V. BRIGGS Term expires 1949 

LEONARD C. LARRABEE Term expires 1951 

Cemetery Commissioners 

JOHN F. PETERSON {Chairman) Term expires 1949 

GEORGE E. CUNNINGHAM Term expires 1950 

ROBERT D. DONALDSON Term expires 1951 

Planning Board 

WILLIAM DeFORD {Chairman) Term expires 1950 

HAYWARD PEIRCE Term expires 1949 

LAWRENCE B. ANDERSON Term expires 1951 

EVELETH R. TODD Term expires 1952 

WILLIAM T. KING Term expires 1953 

Board of Appeals Appointed by Selectmen 

HENRY B. HOOVER {Chairman) Term expires 1953 

ANTHONY J. DOHERTY {Secretary) .... Term expires 1949 

JAMES DeNORMANDIE Term expires 1950 

RICHARD S. MERIAM Term expires 1951 

D. EVERETT SHERMAN, JR Term expires 1952 

Associate Members 

WALTER E. LOVEJOY Term expires 1949 

ARTHUR W. RICE Term expires 1950 

Measurers of Wood and Bark 

HAROLD S. COUSINS 
JOSEPH R. TRACEY 

Trustees of Grammar School Fund 

CLEMENT C. SAWTELL HENRY DeC. WARD 

LEONARD C. LARRABEE 

Trustees of Lincoln Library 

ROLAND C. MACKENZIE {Chairman) 

GEORGE G. TARBELL ALICE G. MERIAM 

SUMNER SMITH {Chairman Selectman ex -officio) 

JOHN W. CARMAN {Chairman School Committee ex-officio) 



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Registrars Appointed by Selectmen 

MANLEY R. BOYCE Term expires 1949 

ANDREW J. DOUGHERTY Term expires 1950 

HENRY J. DAVIS Term expires 1951 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS {Town Clerk ex-officio) . . 

Finance Committee Appointed by Moderator 

F. WINCHESTER DENIO (Chairman) .... Term expires 1951 

LELAND A. WILDES (Secretary) Term expires 1951 

JOSEPH L. SNIDER Term expires 1949 

THOMAS J. ROUNER Term expires 1949 

PAUL E. DODSON, resigned 

PAUL L. NORTON, appointed Term expires 1950 

deCordova and Dana Museum and Park 

A. Directors 

CHARLES H. BLAKE Term expires 1949 

ELIZABETH J. SNELLING Term expires 1951 

JANE L. VANCE Term expires 1951 

JOHN Q. ADAMS Term expires 1952 

B. Directors 

RICHARD S. MERIAM Term expires 1949 

PEARSON HUNT Term expires 1950 

ROBERT L. DeNORMANDIE Term expires 1951 

Population — 1,998 by 1945 census 
Town Area — 8,572 acres. 

1948 Tax Rate — $38.00 per $1,000.00 valuation. 

Annual Town Meeting: — First Monday in March — March 7, 1949. 

Annual Election of Town Officers: — On Saturday following Town 
Meeting — March 12, 1949. 

Qualifications for Registration: — Twelve months continuous residence 
in the State of Massachusetts prior to March 7, 1949, and six months 
continuous residence in the Town of Lincoln prior to March 12, 1949. 

Town Office open daily 9.00 A.M. to 4.30 P.M., Saturdays 9.00 A.M. to 
12 noon. 



TOWN OFFICERS 7 

OFFICERS APPOINTED BY THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



Building Inspector — Cyrus W. Murphy. 

Bureau of Old Age Assistance — Anthony J. Doherty, John J. Kelliher, 
M. Elizabeth Causer. 

Burial Agent — George E. Cunningham. 

Caretaker of Town Hall and Library — Orrin C. Wood. 

Chief of Police — John J. Kelliher. 

Police Officer — Edward B. Cunningham. 

Special Police — Thomas Dee, Andrew J. Dougherty, Herbert G. Farrar, 
Frank Gordon, Isaac Langille, Daniel Ryan, Sumner Smith, Francis J. 
Smith, Joseph Tracey, Henry Warner, Robert H. Booth, Harry B. Knowles, 
Robert H. Morris, John Gilbert, Lawrence Hallett, Povl Bang, Edward 
Rooney, Orrin C. Wood, James DeNormandie. 

Clerk of Selectmen — M. Elizabeth Causer. 

Constables — John J. Kelliher, George E. Cunningham. 

Dog Officers — John J. Kelliher, Edward B. Cunningham. 

Fence Viewers — Thomas W. Coan, John J. Kelliher. 

Field Drivers — Elmer A. Rollins, John P. Denio. 

Fire Engineers — Edmund W. Giles, Andrew J. Dougherty, Charles K. 
Fitts. 

Forest Warden — Edmund W. Giles. 

Deputy Warden — Joseph W. Tracey. 

Inspector of Animals — Isaac Langille. 

Inspector of Slaughtering — John J. Kelliher. 

Member of Board of Appeals for five years — Henry B. Hoover. 

Member of District Nursing Committee — Alberta A. Fradd. 

Moth Superintendent — -John J. Kelliher. 

Petroleum Inspector — Edmund W. Giles. 

Playground Committee — Ethan Murphy, David Todd, Sadie Sherman, 
Astrid Donaldson, Norman W. Fradd. 

Registrar for three years — Henry J. Davis. 

Sealer of Weights and Measures — John J. Kelliher. 

Superintendent of Streets — Thomas W. Coan. 

Surveyor of Cord Wood — Harold S. Cousins. 

Veteran's Agent — John Todd. 

Wiring Inspector — William M. Dean. 



TOWN OF LINCOLN- 
TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 

Annual Town Meeting 

Monday, March 1, 1948 

WARRANT 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
MIDDLESEX, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Lincoln in said County: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby required to notify the legal voters of said Town of 
Lincoln, qualified to vote in Town Meeting for the Transaction 
of Town affairs, to meet in the Town Hall in said Lincoln, on 
Monday, the first day of March next at 7:30 o'clock P.M., 
then and there to act on the following articles except Article 
1 and also to meet in said Town Hall on Saturday the sixth 
day of March next, at 12 o'clock Noon, then and there to act 
on the following Article 1, by posting a copy of this Warrant, 
by you attested in each of the Post Offices, and in some other 
public place in said Town seven days at least before the first 
day of March next: 

The polls, for voting the Australian ballot on Saturday, 
March sixth, will be open at 12 o'clock Noon, and may be 
closed at 7 o'clock P.M. 

Article 1. To bring in their votes for the following Town 
Officers and any other officers required by law, to be elected by 
Australian Ballot, Viz: 

One Moderator for three years. 

One Town Clerk for one year. 

One member of the Board of Selectmen for three years. 

One member of the Board of Assessors for three years. 

One member of the Board of Assessors for two years. 

One Treasurer for one year. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 9 

One Auditor for one year. 

One member of the School Committee for three years. 

One member of the Board of Water Commissioners for 

three years. 
One member of the Board of Health for three years. 
One member of the Board of Health for one year. 
One Tree Warden for one year. 
One member of the Trust Fund Commissioners for three 

years. 
One member of the Trustees of the Bemis Fund for Free 

Public Lectures for three years. 
One member of the Board of Cemetery Commissioners for 

three years. 
One member of the Planning Board for five years. 

Article 2. To bring in their votes for any committees, 
commissioners, trustees and other officers, required by law to 
be elected by ballot or otherwise. 

Article 3. To hear and act upon the reports of Town Offi- 
cers, Committees, Commissioners and Trustees. 

Article 4. To fix the salaries and compensation of the 
several elective officers of the Town and to determine whether 
any Department, Board or Committee shall be authorized 
to employ for additional compensation any of its members 
and to fix additional compensation of such members. 

Article 5. To raise and appropriate money for the neces- 
sary and expedient purposes of the Town, and enact anything 
in relation to the same. 

Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to bor- 
row money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue 
of the financial year beginning January 1, 1948, and to issue 
a note or notes therefor, payable within one year and to re- 
new any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than 
one year in accordance with Section 17, Chapter 44, General 
Laws. 



10 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $7,281.25 for the purchase of a heavy duty 
truck and snow plough, or take any other action relative 
thereto. 

Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $3,000.00 to pay the Water Works for use 
of hydrants and water. 

Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $1,500.00 for the widening and grading of 
Mill St., or take any other action relative thereto. 

Article 10. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars to place street 
lights on Concord Road northerly from Route 117 to Codman 
Road. 

Article 11. To see if the Town will appoint a committee 
to register a complaint with our representative in the General 
Court in regard to the disturbance made by planes from the 
Bedford Airport. 

Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $4,000.00 for a Chapter 90 project on Route 
117 near the Weston line, or take any action relative thereto. 

Article 13. To see if the Town will vote to have a Fourth 
of July celebration, appoint a committee, raise and appro- 
priate money therefor, or take any action relative thereto. 

Article 14. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate a sufficient sum of money to pay the following unpaid 
1947 bills. 

Legal, School Site. Herrick, Smith, Donald, 
Farley & Ketch urn .... 

Newton & Weir 

Will & Deeds. Garden City Print, Inc. 

Highway Dept. Doherty's Garage 

Cemetery Dept. George E. Cunningham 

$774 15 



$250 00 


240 


95 


S3 


20 


50 


00 


150 00 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 11 

Article 15. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $3,880.00 for a new heating system for the 
upper Town Hall or take any other action relative thereto. 

Article 16. To see if the Town will vote to appoint a 
committee to revise the Building Code, or take any other 
action relative thereto. 

Article 17. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
withdrawal of $2,750.00 from the Post- War Rehabilitation 
Fund to be used by the School Committee for the improve- 
ment of the toilets in the Center School, or take any relative 
action thereto. 

Article 18. To see if the Town will vote to conduct 
Memorial Day Services on May thirtieth next, appoint a 
committee, raise and appropriate money, or take any other 
action relative thereto. 

Article 19. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate 
money for printing and mailing an official Town Bulletin, or 
take any other action on the matter. 

Article 20. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate money to purchase, take by eminent domain or 
otherwise acquire land for a site for a new structure for the 
use of the Highway Department and other departments of 
the Town, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Article 21. To see if the Town will vote to erect a new 
structure to house the equipment of the Highway Department, 
instruct the Moderator to appoint a Building Committee, and 
raise and appropriate money for its use, or take any relative 
action thereto. 

Article 22. To see if the Town will vote to purchase the 
building now being used as the Town Barn, raise and appro- 
priate money therefor, or take any other action relative 
thereto. 



12 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Article 23. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate 
the sum of twenty-six thousand dollars ($26,000.00) for the 
use of the School Building Committee. Such sum to be used 
for the making of detailed plans and specifications of the pro- 
posed new elementary school building and for such expenses 
as the committee may deem necessary or take any action 
relative thereto. 

Article 24. To see if the Town will vote to request the 
Legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to pass 
an act, now filed, authorizing the Town of Lincoln to borrow 
money for School purposes as contained herein, or take any 
action relative thereto; 

Section 1. For the purposes of constructing and origi- 
nally equipping and furnishing a new school building in the 
Town of Lincoln, said town may borrow, from time to time 
within a period of five years from the passage of this act, 
such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding in the aggre- 
gate, five hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars, and 
may issue bonds or notes therefor, which shall bear on their 
face the words, Lincoln School Building Loan, Acts of 1948. 
Each authorized loan shall constitute a separate loan, and 
such loans shall be paid in not more than twenty years from 
their dates. Indebtedness incurred under this act shall be in 
excess of the statutory limit, but shall, except as provided 
herein, be subject to Chapter forty-four of the General Laws, 
exclusive of the limitation contained in the first paragraph 
of section seven thereof. 

Section 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Article 25. To see if the Town will appoint a Committee 
to prepare plans for a new school house, the estimated cost of 
which will not exceed $300,000.00, that the cost of the plans 
be raised and appropriated for the use of the Committee, and 
that the Committee report to the Town when their report is 
ready, or take action relative thereto. 

Article 26. To see if the Town of Lincoln will recommend 
to the School Committee and authorize to release to the Select- 
men of the Town of Lincoln, the care, custody and control 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 13 

of that portion of the premises recently acquired by the Town 
of Lincoln for school purposes, lying easterly of the easterly 
boundary line of land now comprising the ball park and its 
approaches and of the westerly line extended to land now or 
formerly of Palmer, if the School Committee finds that portion 
of land is no longer required for school purposes. 

Article 27. To see if the Town will make the following 
revisions and additions to the Zoning By-Law, or take any 
action relative thereto. Strike out the second paragraph of 
Section 12 beginning with the words "Every such lot shall 
have" and substitute the following as the second paragraph 
of Section 12; 

"Every such lot shall have at least an eighty (80) foot 
frontage along a street, a width of at least eighty (80) feet as 
its narrowest point between said street and any dwelling 
erected on said lot, and a width of at least one hundred 
twenty (120) feet at its narrowest point through such 
dwelling." 



Article 28. BE IT RESOLVED, by the People of Lin- 
coln, Massachusetts, in Town Meeting assembled, that they 
call upon their representative in the Congress, in the Ex- 
ecutive Department of the United States and in the United 
Nations, to take such steps as may be necessary to have our 
delegates to the United Nations present or support amend- 
ment of the Charter for the purpose of making the United 
Nations into a limited world government capable of enacting, 
interpreting, and enforcing world law to prevent war. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this 
Resolution be transmitted to both Senators from Massachu- 
setts, the Congressman from the 5th Congressional District, 
the President of the United States, the Secretary of State and 
the United States representatives in the United Nations. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant with 
your doings thereon to the Town Clerk, at or before the time 
for the meeting aforesaid. Given under our hands this ( )th 



14 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine 

hundred and forty-eight. 

SUMNER SMITH, 
H. BIGELOW HILLS, 
JOHN TODD, 

Selectmen of Lincoln. 



On the reverse of the Warrant is the following: 

February 21st, 1948. 

I have served this Warrant by posting attested copies in each 
of the Post Offices, one at the Railroad Station and one at the 
Town Hall seven days before date of said Meeting. 

JOHN J. KELLIHER, 

Constable. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 15 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
Monday, March 1, 1948 

In accordance with the above Warrant the meeting was 
called to order by the Moderator at 7:30 o'clock P.M. The 
return of the Warrant was read, the Moderator called attention 
to Article 1, and tested the microphones with the proctors in 
the lower hall, and the Stone Church opposite. 

Article 2. Voted: That Harold S. Cousins and Joseph R. 
Tracey be elected Measurers of Wood and Bark for the ensuing 
year. 

Article 3. Voted: That the reports of the Town Officers, 
Committees, Commissioners, and Trustees as printed in the 
Town Report be accepted. 

Article 4. Voted: That the salaries of the elected officers of 
the Town for the current year be fixed at the following amounts 
respectively: 

Selectmen each . . $200 00 Assessors, Chairman $200 00 

Treasurer 200 00 Assessors, other members each . 175 00 

Collector of Taxes 1,500 00 Auditor 150 00 

Town Clerk 300 00 Water Commissioners each ... 75 00 

and that the Water Commissioners be authorized to employ 
one of their members as Superintendent of the Water Depart- 
ment at a salary of $400.00 per year, and that one or more 
Cemetery Commissioners be authorized to work on the Ceme- 
tery Grounds at the rate of ninety cents per hour, and that the 
Board of Assessors be authorized to employ one or more of 
their members at the rate of $1.50 per hour. 

Article 5. Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate 
the sum of $219,552.00 for the several purposes set forth on 
pages 46 to 51 both inclusive in the Report of the Finance 
Committee to the Town of Lincoln for the year 1947 read to 
the meeting as follows excluding item 39: 



16 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 
Selectmen 

1 . Salaries $600 00 

2. Clerk, Salary 1,590 00 

3. Supplies and Miscellaneous 300 00 $2,490 00 

Treasurer 

4. Salary 200 00 

5. Asst. Treasurer, Salary 200 00 

6. Supplies and Miscellaneous 156 00 556 00 

Collector of Taxes 

7. Salary 1,500 00 

8. Supplies and Miscellaneous 350 00 1,850 00 

Clerk 

9. Salary 300 00 

10. Supplies and Miscellaneous 35 00 335 00 

Assessors 

11. Salaries 550 00 

12. Supplies and Miscellaneous 456 00 1,006 00 

Auditor 

13. Salary 150 00 

Legal 

14. Counsel 1,000 00 

Election and Registration 

15. Salaries. 200 00 

16. Listing 150 00 

17. Supplies and Miscellaneous 385 00 735 00 

Town Hall 

18. Janitor 2,470 00 

19. Fuel 625 00 

20. Repairs 949 00 

21. Supplies and Miscellaneous 738 00 4,782 00 

Planning Board 

22. Supplies and Miscellaneous 200 00 

Finance Committee 

23. Supplies and Miscellaneous 30 00 



TOTAL FOR GENERAL GOVERNMENT $13,134 00 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 17 

PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY 
Police 

24. Salaries $5,175 00 

26. Car 400 00 

27. Supplies and Miscellaneous 970 00 $6,545 00 

Fire Department 

28. Salaries 300 00 

29. Labor at fires 2,000 00 

30. Operation of equipment 1,350 00 

31. Supplies and Miscellaneous 650 00 4,300 00 

Tree and Moth Department 

32. Labor 2,350 00 

33. Supplies and Miscellaneous 1,460 00 3,810 00 

Board of Appeals 

34. Services and Miscellaneous 250 00 

Building Inspector 

35. Salary and Transportation 250 00 

36. Supplies and Miscellaneous 50 00 300 00 

TOTALS FOR PROTECTION OF PERSONS 

AND PROPERTY $15,205 00 



HEALTH AND SANITATION 
Board of Health 

37. Salary for Nurses 2,336 00 

41. Supplies and Miscellaneous 578 00 $2,914 00 

Inspector of Animals 

42. Salary 100 00 

TOTAL FOR HEALTH AND SANITATION $3,014 00 

HIGHWAYS 

General Highway Maintenance 

43. Wages 14,000 00 

44. Supplies and Miscellaneous 14,419 00 

45. Street Lights 4,530 00 32,949 00 

Chapter 90 1 1 000 00 

Machinery 

46. Repairs and Maintenance 3,600 00 

TOTAL FOR HIGHWAYS $47,549 00 



18 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

CHARITIES 

47. Old Age Assistance $13,500 00 

48. Aid to Dependent Children 1,000 00 

49. Public Welfare 1 ,500 00 

50. O.A.A. Administration 300 00 



TOTAL FOR CHARITIES $16,300 00 

VETERANS' AID 

51. Soldiers' Relief 1,000 00 

EDUCATION 

Schools 

52. Salaries 39, 132 46 

53. Transportation 12,586 75 

54. Tuition and Vocational Education . . . 18,091 00 

55. Equipment, Supplies and Miscellaneous 6,311 79 76,122 00 

Library 

56. Salaries 1,500 00 

57. Books '. 700 00 

58. Supplies and Miscellaneous 644 00 

59. Repairs 696 00 *2,790 00 

*Appropriation needed in addition to Dog 

Tax and Trust Funds. 



TOTAL FOR EDUCATION 878,912 00 

RECREATION 

60. Ball Field 900 00 

61. Summer Playground 800 00 



TOTAL FOR RECREATION SI, 700 00 

CEMETERY 

62. Salaries and Wages 1 ,500 00 

63. Supplies and Miscellaneous 300 00 

64. Permanent Improvements 500 00 



TOTAL FOR CEMETERY S2,300 00 

UNCLASSIFIED 

65. Middlesex County Pension Fund .... 1,053 00 

66. Town Reports 900 00 

67. Memorial Day 125 00 

68. Rent of Dump ■ 200 00 

69. Insurance 4,020 00 

70. Reserve Fund 3,000 00 



TOTAL FOR UNCLASSIFIED $9,298 00 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 19 

TOWN DEBT 

71. Bonds $5,000 00 

72. Interest 350 00 $5,350 00 

TOTAL RECOMMENDATIONS $193,762 00 

WATER WORKS 25,790 00 

and that for the Board of Health, salary of Nurses, the sum of 
$460.00 be received from the School Department; for Town 
Debt, Bonds and Interest, the sum of $5,062.50 be taken from 
the appropriations for Water Works and the entire Water 
Works appropriation of $25,790.00 be taken from Water Works 
treasury; for Chapter 90 appropriation, the sum of $8,000.00 
be taken from free cash and returned to free cash when reim- 
bursed; for Education equipment, the sum of $594.18 be taken 
from DeCordova School Equipment Trust Fund Income in 
General Funds; for Cemetery Permanent Improvements, 
$500.00 be taken from the Cemetery Fund; and for Unclassi- 
fied Reserve Fund $3,000.00 be taken from overlay surplus. 

A motion that "Articles 23, 24 and 25 be taken up at this 
time" was lost. 



Article 6. Voted: That the Town Treasurer with the 
approval of the Selectmen be authorized to borrow money 
from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the financial 
year beginning January 1, 1948, and to issue a note or notes 
therefor, payable within one year, and to renew any note or 
notes as may be given for a period of less than one year in 
accordance with Section 17, Chapter 44, General Laws. 

Article 7. Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate the 
sum of $7,281.25 for the purchase of a heavy duty truck and 
snow plow of which the sum of $2,340.29 shall be taken from 
Road Machinery Fund, the sum of $1,187.25 from the unex- 
pended appropriation balance for Heavy Duty Truck, and the 
sum of $1,500.00 from the Post War Rehabilitation Fund. 

Article 8. Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate 
the sum of $3,000.00 to pay the Water Works for the use of 
Hydrants and water. 



20 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Article 9. A motion to appropriate money for the widening 
of Mill Street was lost. 

Article 10. A motion to appropriate money to place street 
lights on Concord Road was lost. 

Article 11. A motion, "That a committee of five be ap- 
pointed by the Moderator to take such steps as they may deem 
necessary to mitigate the nuisance caused by aircraft flying 
over the towm, including attendance at legislative hearings in 
respect thereto, such committee to report at the next Town 
meeting" was lost. 

Article 12. Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate 
the sum of $4,000.00 for a Chapter 90 project on Route 117 
near the Weston Line, according to Public Works Department 
map No. 1898; $3,000.00 to be taken from free cash and re- 
turned to free cash when reimbursement is made. 

Article 13. Voted: To postpone indefinitely. 

Article 14. Voted: That the sum of $774.15 be appro- 
priated to pay the following 1947 bills. Herrick, Smith, Donald, 
Farley and Ketchum, $250.00. Newton and Weir S240.95. 
Garden City Print $83.20. Doherty's Garage S50.00. George 
E. Cunningham $150.00 and further the sum of $22.50 be 
appropriated to pay Albert Brooks for labor at fires in 1947 in 
excess of the amount paid during that year. 

Article 15. Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate 
the sum of $3,880.00 for a new heating system for the upper 
Town Hall. 

Article 16. Voted: That the matter of revising the present 
town Building Code be referred to a committee of three to be 
appointed by the Moderator, with instructions to report its 
recommendations at the next Annual Town Meeting. 

Article 17. Voted: That the Town appropriate the sum of 
$2,750.00 from the Post-War Rehabilitation Fund, to be used 
by the School Committee for the improvement of the toilets in 
the Center School. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 21 

Article 18. Voted: That the Moderator appoint a com- 
mittee of five to plan and carry out Memorial Day exercises 
on the 30th of May next and that the sum of $125.00 already 
appropriated for Memorial Day be granted to such committee 
for its use in connection with these exercises. 

Article 19. Voted: That the sum of $200.00 be raised and 
appropriated for the printing and mailing of an official Town 
Bulletin and that a committee consisting of the Board of 
Selectmen, Mrs. Howard Snelling, Mrs. Charles Kubik and 
Mrs. Addison Cowles be appointed to edit the Bulletin. 

Article 20. Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate 
the sum of $2,500.00 to purchase, take by eminent domain or 
otherwise acquire land, as hereafter described, for a site for a 
new structure for the use of the Highway Department and 
other departments of the Town. Said land for a site being 
described as follows: Beginning at a stone bound in the north- 
easterly side line of Codman Road at land now or formerly of 
Louise A. Hatheway; Thence north 69° 01' 30" east by land 
now or formerly of Louise A. Hatheway and land now or for- 
merly of Mary Katherine Corrigan, five hundred thirty-four 
and 52/100 (534.52) feet to a stone bound at land now or for- 
merly of Mary Rooney; Thence south 25° 32' 00" east, nine- 
teen (19) feet to a stone bound; Thence north 66° 05' 30" east 
one hundred fifty-three and 51/100 (153.51) feet to a stone 
bound on the location of the Boston and Maine Railroad, the 
last two (2) courses and distances being by land of said Rooney; 
Thence south 28° 32' 00" east by the location of the Boston and 
Maine Railroad, Five hundred (500) feet to a point at remain- 
ing land of the Estate of Owen Martin; Thence south 66° 05' 
30" west, three hundred (300) feet to a point; Thence north 
28° 32' 00" west, four hundred sixty-six and 13/100 (466.13) 
feet to a point; Thence south 69° 01' 30" west three hundred 
seventy-seven and 69/100 (377.69) feet to Codman Road, the 
last three (3) courses and distances being by said land of the 
Estate of Owen Martin; Thence north 36° 02' 00" west by said 
Codman Road, Sixty-two and 22 100 (62.22) feet to a stone 
bound at land now or formerly of Louise A. Hatheway ami 
point of beginning; containing four acres more or less. Sup- 



22 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

posed to be owned by the Estate of Heirs of Owen Martin, and 
that the sum be taken from the real estate account. 

Article 21. Voted: That the sum of $41,500.00 be raised 
and appropriated for the purpose of erecting a new structure to 
house the equipment of the highway department and that to 
meet the said appropriation the sum of $1,500.00 be raised in 
the tax levy of the current year, and that the treasurer with the 
approval of the Selectmen be and hereby is authorized to 
borrow the sum of $40,000.00 and to issue bonds or notes of the 
town therefor payable in accordance with the provisions of 
chapter 44 of the General Laws, so that the whole loan shall be 
paid in not more than twenty years from the date of issue of the 
first bond or note, or at such earlier time as the treasurer and 
selectmen may determine, and that the Moderator be in- 
structed to appoint a Building Committee of three who shall 
have full power to enter into all necessary agreements or con- 
tracts to carry out the construction of the building. 

Article 22. Voted: to pass over. 

At this time by unaminous consent Articles 24 and 25 be 
taken up with Article 23. 

By unamimous consent it was agreed to vote on the following 
substitute motion first: "That a Committee of eleven, con- 
sisting of the Selectmen, Finance Committee and s School Com- 
mittee be appointed to look further into the immediate needs 
of our schools, also taking into consideration an addition to the 
present center school and that $2,000.00 be raised and appro- 
priated for the use of the Committee." Motion lost. Yes 216 
No 291 

The main motion : "That the Town raise and appropriate the 
sum of seventeen thousand dollars ($17,000.00) for the use of 
the School Building Committee. Such sum in the amount of 
$16,000.00 to be used for the making of detailed plans and 
specifications of the proposed new elementary school building 
and $1,000.00 for such expenses as the committee may deem 
necessary, to come out of surplus," was then voted on and was 
lost. Yes 175 No 295 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 23 

Article 23. Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate 
the sum of $1,000.00 for the use of the School Building Com- 
mittee, such sum to be used for the making of additional or 
changed plans as they may deem fit. 

Article 24. Voted: That the School Building Committee 
be and it is hereby authorized and directed to take such action 
as it may deem advisable on behalf of the Town to have the 
Legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts amend the 
Act, now filed, authorizing the Town of Lincoln to borrow 
money for school purposes by striking out the words "five 
hundred and twenty-five" and substituting in place thereof the 
words "two hundred" so that said Act shall read as follows: 
"Section 1. For the purposes of constructing and originally 
equipping and furnishing a new school building in the Town of 
Lincoln, said town may borrow, from time to time within a 
period of five years from the passage of this act, such sums as 
may be necessary, not exceeding in the aggregate, two hun- 
dred thousand dollars, and may issue bonds or notes therefor 
which shall bear on their face the words, Lincoln School Build- 
ing Loan, Acts of 1948. Each authorized loan shall constitute 
a separate loan, and such loans shall be paid in not more than 
twenty years from their dates. Indebtedness incurred under 
this act shall be in excess of the statutory limit, but shall, 
except as provided herein be subject to Chapter forty-four of 
the General Laws, exclusive of the limitation contained in the 
first paragraph of section seven thereof. Section 2. This act 
shall effect upon its passage," and pass said Act as so amended 
or with such other amendments as may be necessary but which 
shall not materially change the substance thereof. Yes 380 
No 27 

Article 25. Voted: That a new committee of five be ap- 
pointed by the Moderator to prepare plans for school house 
facilities on land recently acquired by the Town for that pur- 
pose: that the committee be instructed to report back to the 
Town within eight weeks; and that the sum of V S3,000.00 be 
raised and appropriated for the use of the committee, provided 
that the report to the Town include a comparison of the esti- 
mated cost of the School Building Committee's proposal with 



24 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

the new plan or plans made by an independent estimator 
selected by the new committee. A motion to adjourn to April 
26th, 1948, at 7:30 o'clock P.M. was carried at 1:30 A.M. 

Committee appointed under Article 16, Harland B. Newton, 
Edmund W. Giles, Cyrus W. Murphy. 

Committee appointed under Article 25, John Otis Wilson, 
Elizabeth J. Snelling, Andrew J. Dougherty, Pearson Hunt 
and James DeNormandie. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 25 

ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION 

Saturday, March 6, 1948 

In accordance with Article 1 of the Warrant for the Annual 
Town Meeting, the meeting was called to order by the Modera- 
tor, the ballot box was inspected, the following Ballot Clerks 
duly sworn, Bertha V. Bowles, Helena A. Dee, Manley B. 
Boyce, Joseph Frazier, William O. Causer, D. Everett Sher- 
man, Jr., and the Polls declared open at 12 o'clock noon, at 
7 o'clock P.M., the Polls were declared closed with the follow- 
ing results. Total number of ballots cast 581. 

MODERATOR (3 Years) 

Donald P. Donaldson 525 

Scattering 3 

Blanks 53 

TOWN CLERK (1 Year) 

William H. Davis 547 

Scattering 1 

Blanks 33 

SELECTMAN (3 Years) 

Charles K. Fitts 194 

H. Bigelow Hills 375 

Scattering 3 

Blanks 9 

ASSESSOR (3 Years) 

Cyrus W. Murphy 482 

Blanks 99 

ASSESSOR (2 Years) 

Robert W. Scott 458 

Scattering 2 

Blanks 121 

TREASURER (1 Year) 

Frederick B. Taylor 473 

Scattering 2 

Blanks 106 

AUDITOR (1 Year) 

James W. Lennon 125 

Blanks 56 



26 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE £3 Years) 

Helen P. Wiley 433 

Scattering 5 

Blanks 143 

WATER COMMISSIONER (3 Years) 

Robert W. Scott 465 

Blanks 116 

BOARD OF HEALTH (3 Years) 

Robert L. DeNormandie 460 

Scattering 1 

Blanks 120 

BOARD OF HEALTH (1 Year) 

George Wells 461 

Scattering 1 

Blanks 119 

TREE WARDEN (1 Year) 

John J. Kelliher 507 

Blanks 74 

COMMISSIONER OF TRUST FUNDS (3 Years) 

Leonard C. Larrabee 475 

Blanks 106 

TRUSTEE OF BEMIS FUND (3 Years) 

Leonard C. Larrabee 472 

Blanks 109 

CEMETERY COMMISSIONER (3 Years) 

Robert D. Donaldson 491 

Scattering 1 

Blanks 86 

PLANNING BOARD (5 Years) 

William T. King ". 436 

Scattering 41 

Blanks 104 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 27 

ADJOURNED TOWN MEETING 
April 26, 1948 

The Meeting was called to order by the Moderator at 7 :35 
P.M. 

Article 26. Voted: To pass over. 

Article 27. A motion that the Town make the following 
revisions and additions to the Zoning By-Laws; Strike out the 
second paragraph of Section 12 beginning with the words 
"every such lot shall have" and substituting the following as 
the second paragraph of Section 12: Every such lot shall have 
at least an eighty (80) foot frontage along a line of way, a width 
of at least eighty (80) feet at its narrowest point between said 
line of way and any dwelling erected on said lot, and a width 
of at least one hundred twenty (120) feet at its narrowest point 
through such dwelling, was lost. Yes 171 No 88 

At this point it was voted to take up Article 5 for recon- 
sideration. 

Article 5. Voted: That $200.00 be raised and appropriated 
for the services of an expert to appraise the value of the 
Town Buildings, and that $300.00 be raised and appropriated 
for a premium to cover the increased insurance due to the 
recent appraisal. 

At this point it was voted to take up Article 25 for recon- 
sideration. 

Article 25. Voted: That the Committee appointed pur- 
suant to prior vote under this Article 25 be directed in addition 
to duties previously imposed on it, to obtain and report to the 
Town a professional estimate of the cost of supplying on the 
Center School Grounds school house facilities camparable to 
those on which the Committee reports under the prior vote, 
that an additional $750.00 be raised and appropriated for the 
general use of the Committee under this and the prior vote and 



28 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

that the Committee be directed to report at a meeting to be 
called as soon as practicable after its report is ready but not 
later than June 15, 1948. 

The following resolution was unanimously adopted. 

Resolved: That it is the sense of this meeting that the 
Selectmen through an appointed committee proceed to in- 
vestigate the possibilities of a Union High School with the 
Town of Weston and report at the next town meeting. 

Article 28. Resolved: (Unanimously) By the People of 
Lincoln, Massachusetts, in Town Meeting assembled, that 
they call upon their representatives in the Congress, in the 
Executive Department of the United States and in the United 
Nations, to take such steps as may be necessary to have our 
delegates to the United Nations present or support amend- 
ment of the Charter for the purpose of making United Nations 
into a limited world government capable of enacting, inter- 
preting, and enforcing world law to prevent war. 

Be it further resolved: That a copy of this Resolution be 
transmitted to both Senators from Massachusetts, the Con- 
gressman from the 5th Congressional District, the President of 
the United States, the Secretary of State and the United States 
representatives in the United Nations. 

Voted to adjourn at 9:30 P.M. 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 29 

PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY 
April 27th, 1948 



WARRANT 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Lincoln: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required 
to notify and warn the inhabitants of said town who are 
qualified to vote in Primaries to meet in Lincoln Town Hall 
Tuesday the Twenty-seventh day of April, 1948, at 4 o'clock 
P.M. for the following purposes: To bring in their votes to the 
Primary Officers for the Election of Candidates of Political 
Parties for the following offices: 7 Delegates at Large to the 
National Convention of the Republican Party. 

7 Alternate Delegates At Large to the National Convention 
of the Republican Party. 

16 Delegates at Large to the National Convention of the 
Democratic Party. 

16 Alternate Delegates At Large to the National Convention 
of the Democratic Party. 

Two District Delegates to the National Convention of the 
Republican Party, fifth Congressional District. 

Two Alternate District Delegates to the National Conven- 
tion of the Republican Party 5th Congressional District. 

Two District Delegates to the National Convention of the 
Democratic Party 5th Congressional District. 

Two Alternate District Delegates to the National Conven- 
tion of the Democratic Party 5th Congressional District. 

District Members of State Committee (1 man and 1 woman) 
for each Political Party for the 5th Senatorial District. 

10 Members of the Republican Town Committee. 10 
members of the Democratic Town Committee. 



30 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

The polls will be open from 4 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this warrant with your 
doings thereon at the time and place of said meeting. Given 
under our hands this 12th day of April, A.D. 1948. 

SUMNER SMITH, 
BIGELOW HILLS, 
JOHN TODD, 

Selectmen of Lincoln. 

On the reverse of the Warrant is the following: 

I have served this Warrant by posting attested copies at 
both Post Offices, the Railroad Station and Town Hall, seven 
days before the date of said meeting. 

JOHN J. KELLIHER, 

Constable. 

In accordance with the above Warrant the Polls were 
declared open at 4 o'clock P.M. by Mr. H. Bigelow Hills, 
previously the ballot box had been inspected and the following 
ballot clerks duty sworn, Helena A. Dee, Bertha V. Bowles, 
Manley B. Boyce and D. Everett Sherman, Jr. The Polls 
were declared closed at 7:30 P.M. by Mr. H. Bigelow Hills. 

Total vote 47. Republican 46. Democratic 1. 

REPUBLICAN 

Delegates 

Robert F. Bradford 45 

Leverett Saltonstall 46 

Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr 44 

Joseph William Martin, Jr 43 

Clarence A. Barnes 39 

Catherine G. Howard 38 

Edwin L. Olander 38 

Blanks 29 

Alternate Delegates 

Esther W. Wheeler 39 

Carroll L. Meins 36 

Clara F. Roberto 37 

Richard W. Wigglesworth 41 

Florence G. Claussen 38 

Anne M. Zyfers 37 

Milton P. Higgins 37 

Blanks 57 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 31 

District Delegates 5th District 

Otis M. Whitney 43 

Thomas Pappas 40 

Blanks 9 

Alternate District Delegates 5th District 

Elizabeth B. Cussack 37 

Leo A. Roy 39 

Blanks 16 

State Committee (Man) 

Charles P. Burgess 39 

Blanks 7 

State Committee (Woman) 

Madge N. Ray 16 

Catherine E. Harcourt 19 

Blanks 11 

Town Committee 

Mary E. Causer 42 

William H. Davis 43 

Charles K. Fitts 43 

Gladys de Y. Herman 45 

Walter E. Lovejoy 44 

Ruth Lyon 44 

Pauline K. Rice 42 

D. Everett Sherman, Jr 42 

Henry de C. Ward 42 

George Wells 2 

Blanks 71 

DEMOCRATIC 
Delegates Group 1 

John W. McCormack 1, James M. Curley 1, Thomas J. Buckley I, 
William J. Foley 1, Chester A. Dolan, Jr. 1, Joseph E. Casey 1, Charles F. 
Jeff Sullivan 1, Daniel B. Brunton 0, Margaret M. O'Riordan 1, Roger L. 
Putnam 1, Maxwell B. Grossman 0, Francis E. Kelley 1, John T. McMorrow 
1, David J. Brickley 1, Joseph A. Scolponeti 1, Edward P. Gilgun 1. 

Group 2 

Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr. 1, John George Asiaf 0, Stanley Borsa 0, Gerald 
T. Bowler 0, Jeremiah D. Crowley 0, Joseph T. Conley 0, Walter A. Cuffe 0, 
C. Gerald Lucey 0, Francis V. Matera 0, Harvey A. Pothier 0, William H. 
J. Rowan 1, Colin J. Cameron 0, Charles A. Artesani 0, Francis X. Casey 0, 
Daniel Rudsten 0, John M. Shea 1. 



32 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Not Grouped 

James A. Bowes 0, Francis E. Cassidy 0, Lawrence W. Caton 0, Joseph 
H. Downey 0, Leo A. Gosselin 0, Thomas A. Keating 0, Mathias LaPierre 0, 
Leo F. McGrath 0, James Leo O'Connor 0, James F. Reynolds 0, George 
W. Stanton 0, Alice D. Sullivan 0, Blanks 27. 

Alternate Delegates Group 1 

William R. Conley 1, Frank T. Y. Goon 1, Michael O'Leary 1, Bernard 
J. Killion 1, Clementina Langone 0, Michael LoPresti 1, Mary E. Mc- 
Donald 1, Charles H. McGlue 1, Thomas F. Graham 0, Samuel Michelman 
0, Rita M. Moylan 0, Mary Higgins 0, Charles Collatos 0, Silas F. Taylor 0, 
James T. Viollette 0, Daniel F. Donovan 1. 

Group 2 

James A. Burke 1, Joseph E. Duffy 1, Howard B. Driscoll 0, Gerald P. 
Lombard 0, John J. Toomey 0, Robert G. Connolly 1, Edward J. Mulligan 
0, James J. Twohig, Jr. 1, Anthony Parenzo 0, John G. Curley 1, Patrick 
Cronin 0, Harold C. Nagle 1, Thomas F. Reilly 1, John H. O'Connor, Jr. 0, 
James E. Hannon 1, Frank B. Oliveira 0. 

Alternate Delegates (Not Grouped) 

Marie F. Akey 0, Thomas B. Brennan 0, Joseph J. Buckley 0, John C. 
Carr 0, Lawrence E. Corcoran 0, Frederick M. Kelley 0, Ida C. McDon- 
ough 0, Edward McLaughlin 0, Wilfred J. Paquet 0, Luke Ryan 0, Anna A. 
Sharry 0, Jacob W. Shinberg 0, Wanda Walczak 0, Blanks 29. 

District Delegates 5th District 

Group 1 

Daniel O'Dea 1 

James J. Bruin 1 

Not Grouped 

John J. Walsh 

Blanks 1 

Alternate Delegates 
5th District 

George B. Murphy 1 

Walter H. Wilcox 

Blanks 



State Committee 

5th Middlesex 

Man 

Edmund S. K. Haverty 

Wilfred J. Paquet 

Blanks 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 33 

State Committee 

5th Middlesex 

Woman 

Alice D. Sullivan 1 

Blanks 

Town Committee 

Anthony J. Doherty 1 

Blanks 9 



34 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
June 2nd, 1948 

WARRANT 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Lincoln in said County: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby required to notify the legal voters of said Town of 
Lincoln, qualified to vote in Town Meeting for the transaction 
of Town affairs to meet in the Town Hall in said Lincoln on 
Wednesday, the second day of June next at 7:30 o'clock p.m., 
then and there to act on the following Articles, by posting a 
copy of this Warrant, by you attested in each of the Post 
Offices and in some other public place in said Town seven days 
at least before the second day of June next: 

Article 1. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $1,500.00 for the widening and grading of Mill 
Street, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Article 2. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate a sum of money to cover the cost of the extra Town 
Meetings, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Article 3. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate an additional sum of money to that appropriated at the 
last Annual Town Meeting, for the purchase of land from the 
heirs of Owen Martin for a site for the new Town Highway 
Department Building, said additional sum being necessary to 
meet the price asked for said land, or take any other action 
relative thereto. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 35 

Article 4. To see if the Town will request the County 
Commissioners to lay out Weston Road with a general width 
of forty feet, or take any action on the question. 

Article 5. To see if the Town will appropriate from the 
DeCordova School Equipment Fund the amount of $12,300.00 
to be used by the school committee for the purchase of school 
furniture and equipment. 

Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate from taxation, borrowing, available funds, or any com- 
bination of these, a sufficient sum of money to erect and equip 
an elementary school plant and provide such facilities and 
appurtances as may be necessary for such plant, or take any 
action relative thereto. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant with 
your doings thereon to the Town Clerk at or before the time 
for the meeting aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twenty-fifth day of May in the 
year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and forty-eight. 

SUMNER SMITH, 
H. BIGELOW HILLS, 
JOHN TODD, 

Selectmen of Lincoln. 

On the reverse of the Warrant is the following: 

May 26th, 1948. 

I have served this Warrant by posting attested copies at 
both Post Offices and the Town Hall seven days before the 
date of said meeting. 

JOHN J. KELLIHER, 

Constable. 

In accordance with the above Warrant the meeting was 
called to order by the Moderator at 7:30 o'clock p.m., the 
return of the Warrant was read. 



36 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Article 1. Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate 
the sum of $1,000.00 for the widening and grading of Mill 
Street from the curve opposite Butcher's to Route 2A. 

Article 2. Voted: That the Town appropriate the sum of 
$50.00 to cover the cost of the adjourned and Special Town 
Meetings. 

Article 3. Voted: That the Town appropriate the sum of 
$1,000.00 which is the amount asked by the heirs of Owen 
Martin in addition to the sum of $2,500.00 appropriated at the 
last Annual Town Meeting for purchase of the property chosen 
by the Town as the site for the new Town Highway Building, 
said sum to be taken from the Post War Rehabilitation Fund. 

Article 4. Voted: That the Town request the County 
Commissioners to lay out Weston Road with a general width 
of forty feet. 

Article 5. Voted: That the Town appropriate from the 
DeCordova School Equipment Fund, the amount of $12,300.00 
to be used by the School Committee for the purchase of school 
furniture and equipment. 

At this point it was moved, seconded and so voted that the 
meeting adjourn, to be re-convened at the call of the Modera- 
tor. At 9:20 p.m. the meeting was so called to order. 

Article 6. Voted: That the sum of three hundred and 
thirty-five thousand dollars ($335,000.00) be raised and ap- 
propriated for the purpose of constructing an elementary 
school building on land owned by the Town adjacent to the 
present ball field and for originally equipping and furnishing 
said building, and to meet said appropriation that the sum of 
one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) be appropriated from avail- 
able funds in the treasury, that forty-four thousand dollars 
($44,000.00) be appropriated from the Post War Rehabilita- 
tion Fund, (and the treasurer with the approval of the Select- 
men is duly authorized to sell and transfer such assets of the 
fund as they may deem necessary to meet said appropriation), 
and that the treasurer with the approval of the Selectmen be 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 37 

and hereby is authorized to borrow the sum of two hundred 
thousand dollars ($200,000.00) under authority of Chapter 208 
of the Acts of 1948, and the sum of ninety thousand dollars 
($90,000.00) under authority of Chapter 44 of the General 
Laws, and to issue bonds or notes of the town therefor payable 
in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44 of the General 
Laws, so that the whole loan shall be paid in not more than 
twenty (20) years from the date of issue of the first bond or 
note, or such earlier time as the treasurer and selectmen may 
determine. It is further Voted : that the Committee appointed 
under Article 25 of the Warrant for the Town Meeting held 
March 1, 1948 be authorized to enter into all necessary con- 
tracts or agreements to carry out construction of the building. 
Under this Article the following motion was lost, Yes 135 
No 207. "That the town raise and appropriate from available 
funds the sum of four thousand five hundred dollars ($4,500.00) 
for the use of the committee appointed under Article 25, of the 
warrant for the Town Meeting held March 1, 1948, to be used 
for the making of detailed plans and specifications of the pro- 
posed gymnasium for the new school building and the obtain- 
ing of contractors' bids for the gymnasium." 



Meeting adjourned at 10:45 P.M. 



WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 



38 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

STATE PRIMARY 
September 14th, 1948 



WARRANT 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Lincoln: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required 
to notify and warn the inhabitants of said Town who are quali- 
fied to vote in Primaries to meet in Lincoln Town Hall, Tues- 
day the fourteenth day of September, 1948, at twelve o'clock 
Noon, for the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes to the Primary Officers for the 
Nomination of Candidates of Political Parties for the following 
Offices : 

Governor for this Commonwealth 

Lieutenant Governor for this Commonwealth 

Secretary of the Commonwealth for this Commonwealth 

Treasurer and Receiver-General for this Commonwealth 

Auditor of the Commonwealth for this Commonwealth 

Attorney General for this Commonwealth 

Senator in Congress for this Commonwealth 

Representative in Congress, 5th Congressional District 

Councillor, 3rd Councillor District 

Senator, 5th Senatorial District 

Representative in General Court, 10th Middlesex District 

Register of Probate and Insolvency Middlesex County 

County Commissioners, Middlesex County 

County Treasurer, Middlesex County 

Sheriff (to fill vacancy), Middlesex County 

The polls will be open from twelve Noon to seven P.M. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 39 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon at the time and place of said meeting. Given 
under our hands this twenty-third day of August A.D. 1948. 

SUMNER SMITH, 
BIGELOW HILLS, 
JOHN TODD, 

Selectmen of Lincoln. 

On the reverse of the Warrant is the following: 

I have served this Warrant by posting attested copies at both 

Post Offices, the Railroad Station and Town Hall, seven days 

before date of said meeting. 

JOHN J. KELLIHER, 

Constable. 

In accordance with the above Warrant the polls were de- 
clared open at twelve o'clock Noon by Mr. H. Bigelow Hills, 
previously the ballot box had been inspected and the following 
ballot clerks duly sworn: Helena A. Dee, Bertha V. Bowles, 
Manley B. Boeyc, Joseph Frazier, William O. Causer and 
Howard Snelling. The polls were declared closed at seven 
P.M. by Mr. John Todd, with the following results. Total 
number of ballots cast 603. Republican 580, Democratic 23. 

REPUBLICAN 

Governor 

Robert F. Bradford 492 

Edward M. Rowe '. 59 

Blanks 29 

Lieutenant Governor 

Arthur W. Coolidge 506 

Blanks 74 

Secretary 

Frederic W. Cook 502 

Blanks 78 

Treasurer 

Laurence Curtis 494 

Blanks 86 



40 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Auditor 

Douglas Lawson 83 

Edwin L. Olander, Jr 178 

Wallace E. Stearns 11 

Russell A. Wood 217 

Blanks 91 

Attorney General 

Clarence A. Barnes 476 

Blanks 104 

Senator in Congress 

Leverett Saltonstall 524 

Blanks 56 

Congressman 

Edith Nourse Rogers 471 

Blanks 109 

Councillor 3rd District 

Otis M. Whitney 477 

Walter H. McCarron, Sr 24 

Blanks 79 

Senator 5th Middlesex District 

Richard I. Furbush 469 

Blanks Ill 

Representative in General Court 10th Middlesex District 

Frank H. Carter 28 

James DeNormandie 372 

Howard S. Russell 176 

Blanks 4 

Register of Probate and Insolvency 

Loring P. Jordan 306 

John F. Lombard 135 

Blanks 139 

• 
County Commissioners 

William G. Andrew 299 

Edwin O. Childs 342 

Harland J. Barnes 77 

Albert L. Sargent 59 

Blanks 3$3 

County Treasurer 

Charles P. Howard 454 

Blanks 126 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 41 

Sheriff (to fill vacancy) 

Smith J. Adams 48 

Paul L. Allen 12 

Louis E. Boutwell 265 

Francis J. Cook 49 

Frederick L. Galbraith 16 

Francis P. Shea, Jr 24 

Horace H. Walker 12 

Blanks 154 

DEMOCRATIC 
Governor 

Paul A. Dever 14 

Maurice J. Tobin 9 

Blanks 

Lieutenant Governor 

Edward P. Barry 3 

Benedict F. Fitzgerald 8 

Charles Jeff Sullivan 10 

Blanks 2 

Secretary 

Edward J. Cronin 11 

Jerome Patrick Troy 6 

Blanks 6 

Treasurer 

John E. Hurley 19 

Blanks 4 

Auditor 

Thomas J. Buckley 20 

Blanks 3 

Attorney General 

Enrico Cappucci 4 

John F. Kelley 3 

Francis E. Kelley 9 

Patrick Gilbert Sullivan 4 

Blanks 3 

Senator in Congress 

John I. Fitzgerald 4 

Francis D. Harrigan 2 

Joseph A. Langone, Jr 3 

John D. Lynch 3 

Richard M. Russell 6 

Blanks 5 



42 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Congressman 5th District 

Blanks 23 

Councillor 3rd District 

Donald B. Falvey, Jr 13 

Blanks 10 

Senator 5th Middlesex District 

Blanks 23 

Representative in General Court 10th Middlesex District 

J. DeNormandie 2 

Blanks 21 

Register of Probate and Insolvency 

John J. Butler 14 

Blanks 9 

County Commissioners 

James A. Cullen 16 

Blanks 30 

County Treasurer 

Blanks 23 

Sheriff (to fill vacancy) 

Patrick J. Brennan 7 

Roger Joseph Kane 

John W. Kelliher 9 

Horace H. Walker 2 

Blanks 5 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk* 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 43 

WARRANT FOR 

STATE AND NATIONAL ELECTION 

November 2nd, 1948 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Lincoln: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required 
to notify and warn the inhabitants of said Town who are quali- 
fied to vote in the State and National Election, to meet in the 
Town Hall, Tuesday, the second day of November, 1948, at 
7 o'clock A.M., for the following purposes: To bring in their 
votes for the election of the following officers and questions: 
Presidential Electors; Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secre- 
tary, Treasurer, Auditor, Attorney General, Senator in Con- 
gress, Representative in Congress, Councillor, Senator, Repre- 
sentative in General Court, Register of Probate and Insol- 
vency, County Commissioners (2), County Treasurer, Sheriff 
(to fill vacancy). 

QUESTIONS 

Question No. 1 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the 
Constitution summarized below which was approved by the 
General Court in a joint session of the two branches held June 
28, 1945, received 227 votes in the affirmative and in the 
negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held June 
9, 1947, received 232 votes in the affirmative and 8 in the 
negative? 

Summary 
This proposed amendment to the Constitution adds to the 
declaration of the rights of the inhabitants, as now set forth in 
the Constitution, the following: "The right of free speech shall 
not be abridged." 



44 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Question No. 2 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the 
Constitution summarized below which was approved by the 
General Court in a joint session of the two branches held June 
6, 1946, received 220 votes in the affirmative and 28 in the 
negative, and in a joint session of the two branches held June 
9, 1947, received 228 votes in the affirmative and 5 in the 
negative? 

Summary 
This proposed amendment to the Constitution provides that 
the use of revenue from fees, duties, excises or license taxes 
relating to the registration, operation or use of vehicles on 
public highways or to fuels used for propelling such vehicles, 
except revenue from any excise tax imposed for the privilege 
of registering such vehicles in lieu of local property taxes, shall 
be for highway purposes only. 

Question No. 3 

Do you approve of the adoption of an amendment to the 
Constitution summarized below which was approved by the 
General Court in a joint session- of the two branches held June 
6, 1946, received 243 votes in the affirmative and in the nega- 
tive, and in a joint session of the two branches held June 3, 
1948, received 231 votes in the affirmative and 9 in the 
negative? 

Summary 
This is an amendment of Article XVII of the Amendments 
to the Constitution. It provides that in case of a failure to 
elect the secretary, treasurer and receiver general, auditor or 
attorney general of the Commonwealth, or in case of the death 
of a person elected to any of such offices between the day of 
election and the third Wednesday of the following January, 
such an officer shall be chosen by a joint ballot of the senators 
and representatives from the people at large, instead of from 
the two persons who had the highest number of votes at the 
election as is now required. It also provides that if there is a 
vacancy in any of such offices during a session of the Legisla- 
ture the vacancy shall be filled in like manner by choice from 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 45 

the people at large, but if the vacancy occurs at any other time 
it shall be filled by appointment by the Governor, with the 
advice and consent of the Council. 

Question No. 4 

Do you approve of a law summarized below which was dis- 
approved in the House of Representatives by a vote of 84 in the 
affirmative and 130 in the negative and in the Senate by a vote 
of 15 in the affirmative and 22 in the negative? 

Summary 
This measure by amending General Laws (Ter. Ed.) Chapter 
272, Section 21 provides that the provisions of Sections 20 and 
21 of said Chapter 272 which make it an offense to advertise or 
give information as to the procurement of means for the pre- 
vention of pregnancy or conception shall not apply to treat- 
ment or prescription given to married women by registered 
physicians for protection of life or health. 

Question No. 5 

Do you approve a law summarized below which was dis- 
approved in the House of Representatives by a vote of 5 in the 
affirmative and 203 in the negative and in the Senate by a vote 
of in the affirmative and 36 in the negative? 

Summary 

This measure prohibits the denial of the opportunity to 
obtain or retain employment because of membership or non- 
membership in a labor organization and prohibits agreements 
which exclude any person from employment because of mem- 
bership or non-membership in a labor organization. Violation 
of the provisions of the measure is made an offense punishable 
by fine or imprisonment or both. 

Question No. 6 

Do you approve of a law summarized below which was dis- 
approved in the House of Representatives by a vote of 82 in I he 
affirmative and 126 in the negative and in the Senate by a vote 
of 13 in the affirmative and 20 in the negative? 



46 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Summary 

This measure requires that elections of officers of labor 
organizations shall be held at least annually. Sixty days' 
notice of a regular election and twenty days' notice of an elec- 
tion to fill one or more vacancies are required to be given by 
public announcement at a regular meeting, by notice in writing 
to each member, or in any other adequate manner. Candidates 
to be voted for must be nominated by a paper signed by ten 
members filed at least thirty days before a regular election and 
at least ten days before an election to fill a vacancy. 

The voting at such an election must be by secret written or 
printed ballot. Watchers appointed by nominating members 
and by union officers may be present during the voting and 
counting of ballots. 

Coercion and intimidation of members in connection with an 
election is prohibited, and violations of the provisions of the 
measure are made punishable by fine of not less than twenty- 
five dollars nor more than two hundred dollars or by imprison- 
ment for not more than thirty days or both. 

Question No. 7 

Do you approve of a law summarized below which was dis- 
approved in the House of Representatives by a vote of 95 in the 
affirmative and 1 10 in the negative and in the Senate by a vote 
of 14 in the affirmative and 18 in the negative? 

Summary 

This measure prohibits the calling of a strike by a labor 
organization in any business or plant or unit thereof, except 
when authorized by the vote of the majority of all the members 
of the organization employed in the business, plant or unit 
thereof. Such authorization is to be expressed by a secret 
written or printed ballot at a meeting called for that purpose. 

The Labor Relations Commission is authorized to make rules 
for the conduct of the voting. Within twenty-four hours after 
the voting the labor organization conducting it shall make a 
written report of the result to the commission, which shall be 
a permanent public record. If no report is filed the vote taken 
shall be void and a person making a false report shall be guilty 
of perjury. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 47 

Coercion and intimidation of members of a labor organiza- 
tion in connection with such voting is made a penal offense. 

Question No. 8 

Is it desirable that the proposed amendment to the Constitu- 
tion of the United States, — 

"ARTICLE— 

u Section 1. No person shall be elected to the office of the 
President more than twice, and no person who has held the 
office of President, or acted as President, for more than two 
years of a term to which some other person was elected Presi- 
dent shall be elected to the office of the President more than 
once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding 
the office of President when this Article was proposed by the 
Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be hold- 
ing the office of President, or acting as President, during the 
term within which this Article becomes operative from holding 
the office of President or acting as President during the re- 
mainder of such term. 

"Section 2. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall 
have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the 
legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven 
years from the date of its submission to the States by the Con- 
gress," — be ratified by the general court? 

Question No. 9 

A. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein 
of all alcoholic beverages (whisky, rum, gin, malt beverages, 
wines and all other alcoholic beverages) ? 

B. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein 
of wines and malt beverages (wines and beer, ale and all other 
malt beverages) ? 

C. Shall licenses be granted in this town for the sale therein 
of all alcoholic beverages in packages, so called, not to be 
drunk on the premises? 

All the above candidates and officers are to be voted for upon 
one ballot. The polls will be open from seven A.M., to seven 
P.M., and you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting 



48 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

attested copies thereof, seven days at least before the time of 
said meeting, as directed by vote of the Town. 

Hereof fail not and make return of this Warrant with your 
doings thereon at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this twenty-third day of October, 
A.D. 1948. 

SUMNER SMITH, 
BIGELOW HILLS, 
JOHN TODD, 

Selectmen of the Town of Lincoln. 

On the reverse of the Warrant is the following: 

October 23, 1948. 

I have served this Warrant by posting attested copies at both 
Post Offices, the Railroad Station and Town Hall seven days 
before the date of said meeting. 

JOHN J. KELLIHER, 

Constable. 

In accordance with the above Warrant the polls were de- 
clared open at 7 A.M. by Mr. H. Bigelow Hills, Warden, previ- 
ously the ballot box had been inspected and the following 
ballot clerks duly sworn, Helena A. Dee and Bertha V. Bowles, 
at 8 A.M. Manley B. Boyce, Joseph Frazier, William O. 
Causer and D. Everett Sherman, Jr., at twelve noon Elizabeth 
Coan, Berneice L. Wilson, Howard Snelling and James W. 
Lennon were duly sworn. At 12.30 P.M. Mr. Sumner Smith 
assumed the duties of Warden and at 5 o'clock P.M. Mr. John 
Todd presided until the close of the polls at 7 o'clock P.M. 
Total vote 1,085. 

Electors of President and Vice President 

Dewey and Warren, Republican 796 

Teichert and Emery, Socialist Labor 3 

Truman and Barkley, Democratic 252 

Wallace and Taylor, Progressive 16 

Watson and Learn, Prohibition 1 

Thomas and Smith 2 

Blanks 15 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 49 

Governor 

Robert F. Bradford, Republican 825 

Paul A. Dever, Democratic 250 

Horace I. Hillis, Socialist Labor 4 

Mark R. Shaw, Prohibition 

Blanks 6 

Lieutenant Governor 

Arthur W. Coolidge, Republican 811 

Charles F. Jeff Sullivan, Democratic 238 

Lawrence Gilfedder, Social Labor 8 

Guy S. Williams, Prohibition 

Blanks 28 

Secretary 

Frederick W. Cook, Republican 860 

Edward J. Cronin, Democratic 185 

Gote E. Palmquist, Socialist Labor 6 

Blanks 34 

Treasurer 

Laurence Curtis, Republican 810 

John E. Hurley, Democratic 230 

Harold J. Ireland, Prohibition 

Malcolm T. Rowe, Socialist Labor 7 

Blanks 38 

Auditor 

Thomas J. Buckley, Democratic 323 

Russell A. Wood, Republican 707 

Robert A. Simmons, Prohibition 2 

Francis A. Votano, Socialist Labor 6 

Blanks 47 

Attorney General 

Clarence A. Barnes, Republican 812 

Francis E. Kelley, Democratic 209 

Anthony Martin, Socialist Labor 22 

Blanks 42 

Senator in Congress 

Leverett Saltonstall, Republican 867 

John I. Fitzgerald, Democratic 190 

Henning A. Blomen, Socialist Labor 5 

E. Talmadge Roo1 , Prohibition 

Blanks 23 



50 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Congressman 5th District 

Edith Nourse Rogers, Republican 892 

Henry Ward 1 

Blanks 192 

Councillor 3rd District 

Otis M. Whitney, Republican 852 

Donald D. Falvey, Jr., Democratic 178 

Blanks 55 

Senator 5th Middlesex District 

Richard I. Furbush, Republican 881 

Blanks 204 

Representative in General Court 10th Middlesex District 

Howard S. Russell, Republican 897 

James DeNormandie 2 

Blanks 186 

Register of Probate and Insolvency 

Loring P. Jordan, Republican 789 

John J. Butler, Democratic 202 

Blanks 94 

County Commissioners, Middlesex County 

William G. Andrew, Republican 732 

Edwin O. Childs, Republican 628 

James A. Cullen, Democratic 213 

Blanks 597 

County Treasurer, Middlesex County 

Charles P. Howard, Republican 863 

Blanks 222 

Sheriff, Middlesex County (to fill vacancy) 

Louis E. Boutwell, Republican 806 

Patrick J. Brennan, Democratic 196 

Blanks 83 

Question No. 1 

Yes 840 

No 101 

Blanks 144 

Question No. 2 

Yes 787 

No 157 

Blanks 141 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 51 

Question No. 3 

Yes 787 

No 86 

Blanks 212 

Question No. 4 

Yes 750 

No 264 

Blanks 71 

Question No. 5 

Yes 455 

No 496 

Blanks 134 

Question No. 6 

Yes 576 

No 372 

Blanks 137 

Question No. 7 

Yes 599 

No 349 

Blanks 137 

Question No. 8 

Yes 685 

No 236 

Blanks 164 

Question No. 9 
A 

Yes 205 

No 743 

Blanks 137 

B 

Yes 228 

No 707 

Blanks 150 

C 

Yes 323 

No 628 

Blanks 134 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 



52 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Licenses 

Total number of Dog Licenses issued during the year 1948, 
299; namely 174 Male, 46 Female, 75 Spayed Female and 4 
Kennel for which the sum of $779.80 has been paid to the 
Treasurer. 

Sporting, etc., issued during the year 1948 — 51 Fishing, 51 
Hunting, 49 Sporting, 18 Minor Fishing, 2 Minor Trapping, 1 
Citizen's Trapping, 1 Non-resident Fishing and 1 Xon-resident 
Military, for which the sum of $355.50 has been paid to the 
Division of Fisheries and Game. 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 

JURY LIST, 1948 



Name 
Thomas J. Carney 
James L. Cunningham 
Malcolm L. Donaldson 
Roger N. Faber 
Norman W. Fradd 
John B. Garrison 
Robert W. Gray 
Alex M. Hammer, Jr. 
Edmund S. Kelley, Jr. 
Apostle I. Lavrakas 
H. Arnold MacLean 
Alexander Martin 
Robert H. Morris 
Walter N. Nelson 
Arthur W. Rice, Jr. 
Leonard A. Rooney 
Orrin T. Savage 
John C. Tead 
David Todd 
Henry DeC. Ward 
Henry Warner 
Frederick C. Weld 
Charles L. Westman 

Appointed June 28th, 1948. 



Occupation 
Clerk 
Student 
Salesman 

Radio Service Man 
Physical Director 
Salesman 
Shipping Manager 
Insurance 
Treasurer 
Mechanic 
Salesman 
Poultryman 
Photographer 
Executive 
Sales Engineer 
Electrician 
Accountant 
Clerk 

Personnel Manager 
Investment Counsellor 
Real Estate 
Clerk 
Electrical Contractor 



WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 



53 



VITAL STATISTICS 

43 Births, 26 Marriages, and 24 Deaths were recorded during 
the year ending December 31st, 1948. 



Births 



Date of Birth 


Name of Child 


Names of Parents 


Sept. 


16, 


1947 


Charles Tristram Wescott 


Vernon C. and Mary A. Wescott 


Nov. 


29. 


1947 


Peter Joseph Campobasso 


Floriy J. and Tyyne Campobasso 


Dec. 


2, 


1947 


Richard Neil Maclaurin 


Richard C. and Ellen R. Maclaurin 


Dec. 


13, 


1947 


Pamela June Kather 


Erich N. and June C. Kather 


Jan. 


9, 


1948 


Robert Linton Davis 


John R. and Ann L. Davis 


Jan. 


12, 


1948 


Edward Castle Wells 


George and Katherine W. Wells 


Jan. 


22, 


1948 


Anne Marie Valliere 


Leo J. and Mary E. Valliere 


Jan. 


23, 


1948 


Arthur Francis Low 


Arthur I. and Joan M. Low 


Feb. 


1, 


1948 


Peter Wayne Torode 


Herbert L. and Esther L. Torode 


Feb. 


12, 


1948 


Donald Tarpey Ladd 


Edward H. and Agnes H. Ladd, Jr. 


Feb. 


15, 


1948 


Priscilla Alden Jones 


Chester L. and Anne B. Jones 


Feb. 


18. 


1948 


Warren Stockbridge Chase 


Irving H. and Anne O. Chase 


Feb. 


24, 


1948 


Jonathan Waggoner Gorham 


Robert S. and Lorraine W. Gorham 


April 


3, 


1948 


Frances Rhoades Fleck 


Richard C. and Frances R. Fleck 


April 


26, 


1948 


Edith Alice Garrison 


David L. and Alice E. Garrison 


May 


1, 


1948 


Timothy Lane Tripp 


Russell M. and Catherine G. Tripp 


May 


18, 


1948 


Stewart Kimborough Wilson 


Montgomery S. and Mary A. Wilson 


May 


19, 


1948 


Darrell Harvey Ogden 


Warren G. and Mary R. Ogden, Jr. 


June 


1, 


1948 


Kenneth Hughes Smiley, 3rd 


Kenneth H. and Ann T. Smiley, Jr. 


June 


5, 


1948 


Eliza McClennen 


Alan and Louise H. McClennen 


June 


6, 


1948 


Judith Craig Rogers 


Alfred P. and Louise S. Rogers 


June 


16. 


1948 


Dorothy Martha Gray 


Robert W. and Dorothy G. Gray 


June 


18, 


1948 


Robert .lames Brown 


Harold F. and Mai\ E. Brown 


June 


><>, 


1948 


Karen Eileen Lyons 


John and Ann Lyons 


July 


6, 


1948 


Patricia Susan l.awsou 


Raymond 1". ami June l.awsou 



54 



TOWN OF 
Births — 



LINCOLN 

Continued 



Date of Birth 


Name of Child 


Names of Parents 


July 


12, 


1948 


Jean Karen Morrissey 


John J. and Elizabeth A. Morrissey 


July 


15, 


1948 


Pamela Wiley Fairbanks 


Rollin J. and Phyllis Fairbanks 


July 


19, 


1948 


Hobart Oakes Winchell 


Guilbert S. and Amy J. Winchell 


July 


20, 


1948 


Wayne Melvin Shurling 


Watson M. and Emily T. Shurling 


July 


23, 


1948 


Dorothy Ruth Buerger 


Martin and Lila Buerger 


July 


30, 


1948 


Elizabeth Mansfield Cooke 


Kenneth M. and Elizabeth Cooke 


Aug. 


7, 


1948 


Carol Ann Sarah Messina 


Charles C. and Lucy I. Messina 


Aug. 


20, 


1948 


Bonnie Heather McCallum 


John and Gladys L. McCallum 


Aug. 


20, 


1948 


Elizabeth Stuart Mann 


Edward and Esther Mann 


Aug. 


22, 


1948 


Rosemary Farley 


Louis C. and Isabel Farley, Jr. 


Aug. 


22, 


1948 


Janet Alice Chisholm 


Edward J. and Margaret F. Chisholm 


Sept. 


2, 


1948 


Peter Tlumacki 


Michael and Margaret P. Tlumacki 


Sept. 


21, 


1948 


David Rooney 


Leonard A. and Helen Rooney 


Oct. 


14, 


1948 


David Lawrence Corrigan 


Philip C. and Muriel A. Corrigan 


Nov. 


25, 


1948 


John Paul Williams 


Edwin L. and Helena R. Williams 


Dec. 


2, 


1948 


Robert Brian Hagmann 


Otto and Katherine E. Hagmann 


Dec. 


15 


1948 


Lee Kendall Jensen 


Holger J. and Grace A. Jensen 


Dec. 


22, 


1948 


Katherine Ann Folk 


John J. and Catherine Folk 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 
Marriages 



55 



Date of Marriage 


Names 


Residence 


Jan.*. 11, 


1948 


Robert Francis Gormley 
Gloria Viola Johnston 


Lincoln 
Boston 


Jan. 11, 


1948 


Joseph Michael Dee, Jr. 
Eva Adella Langille 


Concord 
Lincoln 


Jan. 15, 


1948 


Thomas William Coan 
Catherine Marie Douglas 


Lincoln 
Waltham 


Jan. 17, 


1948 


Edward W. Murphy 
Marjorie Anne Morgan 


Lincoln 
Watertown 


Jan. 31, 


1948 


Alfred Walter Custer 
Anne Mackenzie 


Orange, N. J. 
Lincoln 


Feb. 7, 


1948 


Charles Lee Tarbell 
Shirley Cookin 


Lincoln 
Cambridge 


May 28, 


1948 


John Chadwick Tead 
Doris Alice Fromm 


Lincoln 
Wisconsin 


June 3, 


1948 


Frank Losson Waldron 
Gladys Hazel Hutton 


Sudbury 
Sudbury 


June 6, 


1948 


Robert C. Mann 
Evelyn L. Davey 


Lincoln 
West Concord 


June 6, 


1948 


George Uberto Browning 
Marjorie Elan Mosher 


Lincoln 
Waltham 


June 19, 


1948 


Joseph C. Hagenian 
Irene Rose Dorian 


Brighton 
Lincoln 


June 20, 


1948 


Earle Wayne Baldwin, Jr. 
Virginia June Moran 


Sudbury 
Lincoln 


June 30, 


1948 


Franklin John Hammer 
Mary Pickering Hammer 


Lincoln 
Lincoln 


July 15, 


1948 


Edward Ambrose Smith 
Dorothy Emma Niemeyer 


Waltham 
Waltham 


Aug. 15, 


1948 


Sidney Grant MacRae 
Inga Sofia Larsen 


Lincoln 
Carlisle 


Aug. 22. 


1948 


John Richard Christian 
Barbara Elizabeth Phillips 


California 
Cambridge 


Aug. 28, 


1948 


11. McClure Johnson 
Susanne B. Briggs 


Vermont 
Lincoln 


Oct. 23, 


1948 


John Munsey 
Eunice M. Ma: -h 


Connecticut 

Lincoln 



56 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 
Marriages — Continued 



Date of Marriage 


Names 


Residence 


Oct. 31, 1948 


Frank Panetta 


Lincoln 




Theresa Mary Papaluca 


Arlington 


Nov. 21, 1948 


Ronald Earl Mills 


Lincoln 




Louise D. Pratt 


Concord 


Nov. 24, 1948 


Mahlon Wayne Hamel 


Lexington 




Rose Marie Kelley 


Lincoln 


Nov. 27, 1948 


Richard Bartel Schaal 


Lincoln 




Barbara High 


Boston 


Nov. 28, 1948 


Kenneth R. MacLeod 


Lincoln 




Margaret Mary Johansen 


Concord 


Dec. 3, 1948 


Jackson Perkins King 


Medford 




Anne Beverly Cousins 


Lincoln 


Dec. 10, 1948 


George William Burk 


Concord 




Ruth Mitchell Davis 


Lincoln 


Dec. 25, 1948 


Anthony J. Simonds 


Lincoln 




Lena Theresa Jackman 


Lincoln 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 
Deaths 



57 



Date of Death 


Name 


Y. 


Age 

M. 


D. 


Jan. 22, 


1948 


Philip R. Snelling 


45 








Jan. 31, 


1948 


Emma Adelia Vires 


89 


3 


8 


Feb. 4, 


1948 


William Edward Watson 


71 


2 


28 


Feb. 19, 


1948 


Estella Minerva Brooks 


80 


2 


12 


Feb. 23, 


1948 


Mathilda Bloom 


78 








Mar. 27, 


1948 


Mary Cressy Michel 


64 


7 





April 1, 


1948 


Margaret M. Corrigan 


78 


6 


14 


April 23, 


1948 


Nellie M. Nelson 


83 








May 22, 


1948 


Jane Isabel Peirce 


85 


11 


8 


May 29, 


1948 


Augustus Hull Blake 


79 


3 


4 


June 24, 


1948 


Frederick Percy Boyce 


72 


10 


22 


July 13, 


1948 


William Jones DeNormandie 


74 


9 


5 


July 19, 


1948 


William John Baskin 


65 


7 


3 


July 26, 


1948 


Lelia E. Conary 


85 


9 


9 


Aug. 3, 


1948 


Roderick Benjamin Laird 


60 


2 


19 


Aug. 27, 


1948 


Royal Sims 


43 


8 


16 


Aug. 28, 


1948 


Beverley Roberts Barstow 


23 


10 


3 


Sept. 18, 


1948 


James White 


77 


2 


12 


Sept. 20, 


1948 


Patrick F. Corrigan 


77 


4 


10 


Sept. 26, 


1948 


Catherine E. Diamond 


79 


5 





Oct. 22, 


1948 


Margaret Lunt 


96 


4 


7 


Nov. 20, 


1948 


Sylvia St. Felix Blake 


9 


6 


8 


Nov. 24, 


1948 


Evelyn Lewis Gilbert 


74 


4 


IS 


Dec. 24, 


1948 


Mary Russell Hodge 


94 





7 



58 TOWN OF LINCOLN- 

REPORT OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



In reviewing the activity of the Board during the past year. 
the Selectmen have chosen the subjects presented below as 
being of interest and worthy of brief comment. 

The Town vs. The Edison Electric Company 

Early in the summer the Selectmen learned that the Boston 
Edison Company was completing plans to carry an overhead 
high tension line across nearly three miles of the southerly part 
of the Town. The Selectmen and the Lincoln Planning Board 
considered this operation to be detrimental to the present and 
long range interests of both the Town and its citizens individu- 
ally. Acting under the leadership of William DeFord of the 
Planning Board, the two boards joined with corresponding 
officers of similarly aggrieved Wayland and Sudbury to resist 
the action of the Edison Company. This joint committee, 
acting on advice of a qualified engineer, took the position that 
the lines could be placed underground at a relative increase in 
cost thought properly spendable in view of the damage result- 
ing to the towns and their residents by the proposed overhead 
lines. 

The Lincoln officers held several separate meetings, one of 
which was an open hearing in Lincoln, attended by officers of 
the Edison Company. At a later date the joint committee of 
the allied towns presented its case at a series of hearings before 
an officer representing the Massachusetts Department of 
Public Utilities. Many Lincoln residents recorded their pro- 
test at these hearings and a petition urging underground lines 
signed by more than seven hundred Lincoln residents was 
entered in the record. At present writing the attorney of the 
joint town committee is preparing a brief in anticipation of the 
presentation of the Town's argument at a hearing to be called 
by the Commissioners of the Department of Public Utilities. 

Layout of Town Roads 

In October a hearing was held by the County Commissioners 
relative to the Selectmen's request that Bedford and Tower 
roads be laid out to a minimum width of fortv feet. Manv 



REPORT OF SELECTMEN* 59 

abutters to these roads attended the hearing and recorded 
their opinions and recommendations. After the County en- 
gineers have completed their work, a second hearing will be 
held at which time abutters may view plans of the roads as the 
County has laid them out. Thereafter, the Selectmen by a 
formal entry take the roads in the name of the Town. Abut- 
ters may bring claims for land damage after the entry has been 
made. 

With respect to the subject of the laying out of roads a word 
explaining the general policy of the Selectmen relating to this 
matter may be of interest. Thus, the Board considers that at 
some future date as a result of a heavier traffic burden, many of 
our roads will be found dangerous and inadequate. This 
traffic increase can result from several causes, such as a major 
increase in the population of the Town or the construction or 
improvement of connecting roads in neighboring towns. It is 
considered wise where it is necessary to take additional land, as 
for the purpose of eliminating dangerous curves, to do it now 
while the land is relatively unimproved rather than later when 
such action might result in increased damage costs and possible 
conflict with minimum setback laws. 

The Selectmen do not have in mind immediate major im - 
provement of roads which have now been laid out or which will 
be taken in the future. It seems wise, however, for the reasons 
mentioned above, to establish the bounds of our roads now. It 
is hoped that this can be accomplished without an undue bur- 
den to taxpayers in land damage costs. 

While writing on road improvement problems, the Selectmen 
wish to call attention to the excellent survey of Lincoln high- 
way conditions which has been made by Alan McLennen. This 
study resulted from a vote of the special Town Meeting in 
June requesting the Selectmen and Planning Board to make an 
overall survey of highway conditions. A summary of Mr. 
McLennen's report appears under the Report of the Planning 
Board. 

The deCordova and Dana Museum and Park 
Corporation 

On October 27, 1948, the Supreme Judicial Court handed 
down the final decree in the deCordova estate cause, the action 



60 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

having been initiated by the vote of the Town at the annual 
Town meeting in 1947. 

The decree recited that a corporation be formed to maintain 
and operate the museum and park for the Town and its in- 
habitants. The by-laws of the corporation provide for a 
Board of Directors who have the entire management and con- 
trol of all the property and business affairs of the corporation. 
The Directors are divided into two classes, four "A" Directors, 
and three "B" Directors all of whom have the same rights and 
powers. The by-laws state the Selectmen shall appoint the four 
"A" directors whose terms shall expire respectively at the 
1949, 1950, 1951 and 1952 annual town meeting. Commencing 
with the annual town meeting of 1949 and each year there- 
after, one "A" director is elected by the Town for a period of 
four years. One "B" director is appointed by the Board of 
Selectmen, a second by the School Committee and a third by 
the Trustees of the Lincoln Public Library. 

In accordance with the above-mentioned arrangement the 
Selectmen appointed four "A" directors as follows: 

Charles H. Blake, whose term expires in 1949 
Jane K. Vance, whose term expires in 1950 
Elizabeth J. Snelling, whose term expires in 1951 
John Quincy Adams, whose term expires in 1952 

The Selectmen chose Dr. Robert L. DeNormandie to be 
their appointee as "B" Director. 

It will be understood that commencing with the expiration 
of the term of the last appointed "A" Director in 1952, the 
voters will have elected all of the "A" Directors. Thus, within 
four years a majority of the Board will have been elected by 
the voters directly by ballot at the annual elections. 

Wage Bonus for Town Employees 

The Board has given consideration to the question of the 
adequacy of its wage scale for the full time town employees 
coming within its jurisdiction. It believes that the high costs 
particularly prevalent during the summer and fall of 1948 
make an adjustment for last year fitting. Accordingly, with 
the approval of the Finance Committee, it has included in the 



REPORT OF SELECTMEN 61 

1949 Warrant an article for a cost of living bonus of two weeks 
salary for each full time employee who worked for the entire 
year. The bonus for those employees who worked full time for 
only part of the year and are still on the pay roll will be figured 
proportionately. At the same time, the Board has reviewed 
the question of the number of hours of work per week put in by 
its employees on hourly wages. It finds that the fifty hours 
now being worked is higher than the weekly average of other 
towns. It recommends that the maximum number of hours be 
reduced to 46J and that the hourly wage for Highway and 
Water Department employees be raised so that at this maxi- 
mum figure the total weekly wage will be at least as large as for 
1948. The overtime rate will continue at time and a half. 



Speed Regulations 

Many citizens have complained about the speed of automo- 
bile traffic through the Town. The majority of complaints 
have related to fast driving on Trapelo Road, Bedford Road, 
Lincoln Road and Sandy Pond Road. Our Police Department 
has done good work in trying to reduce speed, but violations 
are still being reported. It has been observed that many fast 
drivers are out of town people who cross Lincoln going to or 
coming from the Concord Turnpike. Occasionally, however, 
we ourselves fail to allow enough time to go from place to 
place within the Town at a safe speed. 

State laws provide regulations which are sufficient authority 
in most cases to permit local police to prosecute speeders. The 
Selectmen considered, however, that Lincoln's problem was 
acute enough to warrant establishment of town speed regula- 
tions. It was determined that under a new State statute which 
became effective last summer, local speed laws before becoming 
enforceable had to be investigated and cleared by a joint com- 
mittee of the Registry of Motor Vehicles and Department of 
Public Works. At the time of the Selectmen's inquiry in the 
early fall this joint committee had not been organized and, 
consequently, action by the Board to initiate local ordinances 
was postponed. The Selectmen at this writing plan no imme- 
diate action to enact local speed regulations hoping that con- 
tinued police work and more thoughtful automobile operation 



62 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

on the part of every citizen will improve safety conditions 
throughout the Town. 

Respectfully submitted, 

SUMNER SMITH, Chairman, 
H. BIGELOW HILLS, 
JOHN TODD. 




ADVANCE IvWfi SHEETS 



OPINIONS of the SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT 

Published under authority of Chapter 402 of Acta of 1935 

Wright & Potter Printing Company, 32 Derne Street, Boston 



Charles V. Briggs & others vs. The Merchants National 
Bank of Boston, trustee, & others. 

Suffolk. May 5, 1948. — October 1, 1948. 

Present: Qua, C.J., Lummus, Dolan, & Williams, JJ. 

Charity. Trust, Charitable trust, Application of trust property. Lin- 
coln. Municipal Corporations, Trusts, Officers and agents. Corpora- 
tion, Charitable corporation. Constitutional Law, Obligations of con- 
tracts, Charity. Equity Jurisdiction, Charity. Equity Pleading and 
Practice, Decree. Contract, Performance and breach. Words, " Defi- 
ciency. " 

Reservation and report by Spalding, J., of a suit in equity in the 
Supreme Judicial Court for the county of Suffolk. 

Qua, C.J. This suit in equity is brought by ten taxpayers 
of the town of Lincoln under G. L. (Ter. Ed.) c. 214, § 3 
(11), and by the town itself, against The Merchants National 
Bank of Boston (hereinafter called the bank) as trustee of 
a trust (hereinafter called the A trust) created by the will of 
Julian de Cordova, late of Lincoln, Mr. Webber and four 
others as trustees under another trust (hereinafter called the 
B trust) created by the same will, and the Attorney General. 
The principal purpose of the suit is to secure modification 
by the court under the doctrine of cy pres of some of the 
terms of the A and B trusts and of still another trust upon 
which the town holds certain real estate conveyed to it by 
de Cordova in his lifetime. All three trusts are related to 
each other and are parts of one scheme or plan designed by 
de Cordova for the purpose of setting up in Lincoln a per- 
petual charity for the maintenance, in memory of himself 

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and his deceased wife, of an art museum and park for the 
benefit of the inhabitants of the town. Further objects of 
the suit are to secure certain interpretations of the A and B 
trusts and directions to the trustees designed to remove 
doubts and to clarify their duties. 

Consideration of a demurrer contained in the answer of 
the B trustees was reserved until the hearing on the merits. 
No separate discussion of the demurrer is required, since if 
the facts established by the master's report make a case for 
relief, the petition sufficiently states such a case as against 
any of the grounds set forth in the demurrer. 

Julian de Cordova died November 23, 1945, at the age of 
ninety-five. On November 29, 1930, he had conveyed to 
the town, and the town had accepted, about twenty-nine 
acres of land on Sandy Pond. On this land were located his 
residence, a building known as the art gallery, and some inci- 
dental buildings. The conveyance also included the collec- 
tions of pictures and of other objects of art and interest 
contained in the buildings. The grantor reserved a life estate 
to himself and also provided that after his death the town 
should hold the property in trust to maintain the land as a 
public park for the benefit of its inhabitants and the resi- 
dence and art gallery for their benefit as a public museum 
under the name "The de Cordova and Dana Museum." 
It was provided that new buildings might be added or sub- 
stituted, but that any of the objects of art might be disposed 
of only with the approval of an expert selected by the di- 
rector or similar officer of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. 
To induce the town to accept this conveyance, de Cordova 
executed a sealed instrument wherein he covenanted with the 
town that he had deposited with the bank $250,000 in securi- 
ties as a guaranty that if the town should accept the con- 
veyance he would provide by will $150,000 for the benefit of 
the town for the upkeep, maintenance, and improvement of 
the premises and would make a further substantial provision 
for the town which, "subject to such reasonable discretions" 
as he might "interpose," would allow the income to be used 
in case of need for the upkeep, maintenance, or improvement 
of the park or museum. He did make these two provisions 

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in his will in the form of the A trust and the B trust next 
hereinafter described. 

By the twelfth article in his will de Cordova gave to the 
bank $150,000 in trust to pay the income to the town "for 
the upkeep, maintenance and improvement of the de Cor- 
dova-Dana museum and park in said Lincoln, which I have 
already given the town, subject to a life estate for myself." 
This is the A trust. 

By the thirteenth article he gave the residue of his prop- 
erty to Webber and others in trust, with the provision that 
they might pay to the town from the income "such sum or 
sums as my said trustees from time to time may think nec- 
essary ... to make up any deficiency in the income of the 
trust fund, hereinbefore created [the A trust], for the up- 
keep, maintenance and improvement of said museum and 
park . . . ." It is provided that the balance of income is 
to be accumulated and added to the principal for a period 
of twenty years after the death of the testator. At the end 
of the twenty years the entire trust fund with its accumu- 
lations is to be paid over to the bank to be held by it in 
trust and the income paid to the town to be expended 
"solely in making up any deficiency in the income . . . [of 
the A trust] and for the use, improvement and additions 
to the said art collection, and the buildings in which they 
[_sic] are housed," with the restriction that the town may 
make expenditures for additions to the art collection and 
may dispose of any parts of it only with the approval of 
an expert selected as provided in the similar provision con- 
tained in the deed to the town. By the fourteenth article 
like powers to add to the collection and to dispose of parts 
thereof are given to the trustees Webber and others, sub- 
ject to a like restriction. There is also, in the fifteenth 
article, a provision that the majority of the trustees, if 
they deem it expedient, may cause a corporation to be 
formed consisting of the trustees and their successors to 
which the trustees shall transfer the trust fund to be held 
upon the same trust with the same powers subject to the 
same restrictions as when held by the trustees. This trust 
of the residue given to Webber and others is the B trust. 

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Judications are that when the estate is finally settled the 
residue that will go into this trust will have amounted to 
about $1,500,000. The trustees have already received some 
cash and securities having a book value of over $1,000,000. 

By a codicil the testator authorized the "trustees named 
in said will" to use "such parts of the income, but none of 
the principal, for such educational and recreational pur- 
poses, which in their discretion, will be helpful in the ful- 
fillment of the main purpose expressed in paragraph 13 of 
said will, and in the furtherance of the deCordova-Dana 
rnuseum and park . . . ," their discretion in the use of in- 
come for such purposes to be final. 

It will be observed that the situation brought about by 
the deed and the creation of the two trusts in the will of 
the testator is that the town now owns and is in complete 
possession and control of the land, buildings, and collec- 
tions and must use them for the park and museum; that 
the bank holds the A trust fund of $150,000 in perpetuity 
to pay the income to the town for the upkeep, maintenance 
and improvement of the museum and park; that Mr. Web- 
ber and others hold the much larger B trust fund to use so 
much of the income as they think necessary to make up 
any deficiency in the income of the A trust and to accumu- 
late the remainder of the income and at the end of twenty 
years to turn over the entire fund to the bank to hold in 
perpetuity and to pay the income to the town for the pur- 
poses of the park and museum; that during the twenty year 
period Webber and others are given certain powers of add- 
ing to and disposing of exhibits which in general they can- 
not exercise except with the consent of the town, since the 
town owns the exhibits x under the deed, which took effect 
in 1930 and takes precedence over the will, and the town 
has by virtue of the deed sole possession and control of 
the place of exhibition; that the B trustees may in their 
discretion also expend income for educational and recrea- 
tional purposes ancillary to the main object of the park 
and museum; but that any activities for these purposes 

1 This statement is subject to an exception as to any exhibits acquired by 
the testator after the deed and before his death. 

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upon the site of the park and museum must, because of the 
town's possession and control under the deed, be subject to 
the consent of the town. 

It now becomes necessary to summarize certain of the 
findings in the exhaustive report of the master. The art 
gallery, which is connected with the residence by an enclosed 
arched bridge, resembles a Norman chateau with round 
towers. The residence also has a tower and is surmounted 
by battlements. Both buildings are situated on a knoll fifty 
to seventy-five feet above the pond in the midst of fine old 
trees and well kept lawns. The quality of the collections is 
uneven, ranging from objects of real importance to others 
of little value. They were painstakingly acquired by the 
testator over a long period of years. According to the 
standards of great museums many of the objects cannot be 
rated as museum pieces, but, " taken as a whole, the collec- 
tions have artistic, cultural and educational value and should 
be a source of interest and instruction to the inhabitants of 
the town, particularly to youth of school age." The value of 
the museum lies in the means it affords of studying art, 
ethnology, and to some extent archeology. "It should be 
an important cultural asset to the town." To these findings 
we may add as matter of common knowledge that Lincoln 
is a small town of about two thousand inhabitants lying 
within commuting distance of Boston in a broad belt devoted 
largely to country residences. In short, it appears that the 
park and museum are attractively located in a beautiful 
area; that the buildings are of unique design; and that the 
testator's object of maintaining the place as a public park 
and museum is not chimerical but under proper conditions 
is capable of practical realization substantially as intended 
by him, to the benefit of the inhabitants of the town. No 
contention is made to the contrary. 

But further findings show that this object is not now being 
attained and under present conditions has little or no chance 
of ever being attained. Although the art gallery was open 
to the public in July and August of each year before the 
testator died, neither building has been open since his death. 
The difficult}' has its roots in the money arrangements and 



divided authority of the present trusts. To begin with, 
structural changes must be made in both buildings, so that 
they will comply with State and municipal regulations per- 
taining to buildings used by the public, and immediate 
repairs are needed upon these buildings and other structures. 
The minimum amount for alterations and repairs required 
to open the museum and park to the public was found by 
the master in his report filed February 16, 1948, to be about 
$25,000. To put both buildings into first class condition 
would cost about $40,000. The condition of the residence 
is such that it would be unwise to economize on repairs. 
In addition to the sum immediately required to put the 
plant in condition, in order properly to operate it, without 
expending anything for educational and recreational activi- 
ties, the town should be assured an annual income of not 
less than $25,000. But the only assured income the town 
has is the income of the A trust which will be no greater than 
from $4,500 to $5,200 a year. " It is fairly to be inferred 
from the findings that the park and museum will never be 
opened unless the town can begin receiving income from 
the B trust, the income from which would be more than 
adequate for the purpose. The annual gross income of the 
B trust will be from $41,700 to $49,200. This income, how- 
ever, is payable to the town only in the discretion of the 
B trustees, and they have neither paid a sufficient amount 
nor given the town adequate assurances that they will do 
so. Prolonged and elaborate negotiations between repre- 
sentatives of the town and these trustees have produced no 
tangible results. The B trustees have insisted that the town 
submit a budget for their approval and consult them on all 
matters of policy and all expenditures. They have been 
alarmed lest reports made by an expert hired by the town 
as to the quality of the collections would lead the town to 
dispose of large parts of them. Representatives of the town 

l _We do not overlook the fact that de Cordova in his lifetime gave the 
town* a total sum of $20,000 to accumulate until his death and then to be 
used in the sole discretion of the selectmen for repairs or improvements to, 
and for maintaining and operating, the museum and park. Even if the town 
were under some sort of obligation to use this money first, there would not 
be a really adequate amount to put the museum into operation, to say noth- 
ing of keeping it in operation, and the money would be expended without 
substantial accomplishment. 

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have contended that it was impossible to formulate a plan 
without knowing the amount of available income. The B 
trustees have never agreed among themselves as to any 
program of educational and recreational activities or as to 
how they would exercise the discretionary powers conferred 
upon them by the will. The negotiations resulted in "an 
impasse." No agreement was reached as to the repairs 
necessary, or their cost, or the amount of income to be paid 
to the town by the B trust, or as to the educational and 
recreational activities, or the amount to be spent therefor. 
The trustees have not agreed among themselves as to these 
matters, and the town has submitted no budget. The town 
desired that all the net income of the B trust should be paid 
to it, but a majority of the trustees took the position that 
part of it should be accumulated, though they were not in 
agreement as to how much. The director of the Museum of 
Fine Arts in Boston has notified the town that the trustees 
of that museum have decided that it would be improper for 
the director to take the responsibility of selecting an expert 
to approve disposals and acquisitions of objects of art as 
required in the deed and will. With matters in this state 
the present petition was filed. 

Other findings of a general nature, but not stated to be 
merely conclusions from the findings hereinbefore set forth 
are these: ". . . it is impracticable literally to carry out 
the testator's intention under the procedure and machinery 
set up in the deed of November 29, 1930, and in the will 
and codicil, because of the divided control between the town 
of Lincoln and the B trustees which will continue during 
the twenty year period immediately following the testator's 
decease, and because of the restrictions and uncertainties, 
hereinbefore referred to, which have led to the present im- 
passe and prevented the opening of the museum and park 
to the public since the testator's death on November 23, 
1945. This impasse is not the result of a conflict of per- 
sonalities. Nor is it due to any lack of honesty or good 
faith on the part of the trustees or the representatives of 
the town. It is due chiefly to the fact that while 4 the town 
lins the legal and equitable title to the real estate 4 and 

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personal property described in said deed, with full power 
to govern, manage and control the museum and park ex- 
actly as it sees fit (provided it complies with the provisions 
of the deed), the trustees of the B trust have control of the 
purse strings. The town can dispose of any or all of said 
personal property, erect new buildings, alter any of the ex- 
isting buildings, determine the type or kind of museum and 
park it shall operate, the nature and extent of the activi- 
ties to be conducted upon the premises, and in general can 
manage and operate its property as it pleases. However, it 
cannot legally appropriate money for such purposes and 
must look to the income from the A trust and the B trust, 
if it is to carry out the intention of the testator. The result 
is that the B trustees, by virtue of their right to pay or to 
withhold income from the B trust during said period of 
twenty years after the testator's decease, can prevent the 
town from carrying out de Cordova's general charitable in- 
tent." To operate the museum properly, '/it is essential 
that a long range program be adopted," but "it is not prac- 
ticable for the town to formulate such a program unless it 
can be assured of a definite, annual income from the B 
trust fund. Under the present provisions of the B trust, 
the town officials cannot determine what portion of the in- 
come will be made available to them during said twenty 
year period expiring in 1965. And with the best of good 
will, the trustees of that fund cannot assure the town on 
this score. Even if unanimous action on all proposed pay- 
ments to the town may not be necessary, the trustees cannot 
exercise their discretionary powers in futuro so as to bind 
their successors in trust who will have the same discretion- 
ary powers during said twenty year period. The uncer- 
tainty is further increased by the fact that neither the town 
nor the present trustees of the B trust can know in advance 
what portion of the income therefrom will be expended by 
the trustees during said period, for additions to the art col- 
lection authorized by paragraph 14 of the will or for edu- 
cational and recreational purposes under the codicil. These 
difficulties are inherent in the provisions contained in the 
will and codicil." 

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Other difficulties confront the town. There are objects 
in the collections which should be disposed of as not being 
worthy museum exhibits, but this cannot be done because 
of the refusal of the authorities of the Museum of Fine Arts 
in Boston to permit its director to select the required ex- 
pert. The same difficulty exists with respect to the discre- 
tionary power of the B trustees to make additions. More- 
over the town is wholly dependent upon the discretion of 
the B trustees for additions within the twenty year period. 
While the B trustees are authorized to use income for edu- 
cational and recreational purposes during the twenty year 
period, no authority is given the town to use income of 
either the A or B trusts for such purposes either during or 
after the termination of the twenty years. Time "has 
demonstrated that it is impracticable, and perhaps impos- 
sible, to carry out literally the provisions of the deed, will 
and codicil. The town should be assured of the payment 
of income from the B trust sufficient in amount to meet 
the cost of alterations and repairs necessary in order to 
open the museum and park to the public; and also of the 
annual payment of a definite amount of income from the 
B trust, to be used for the upkeep, maintenance and im- 
provement of the museum and park, and for additions to 
the art and other collections in the museum and for educa- 
tional and recreational purposes during said twenty year 
period following the testator's decease. Authority should 
also be given the town to use income from the B trust, after 
the expiration of said twenty year period, for such educa- 
tional and recreational purposes in connection with the 
operation of the museum and park as it may decide to be 
necessary or desirable." 

The master, having concluded within the broad scopt- of 
the interlocutory decree referring the case to him that it is a 
proper one for application of the doctrine of cy pres, pro- 
ceeded in accordance with the decree to frame a scheme. 
In general outline this scheme provides: 

(1) 1 That the B trustees make certain payments i<> the 



1 The subdivisions numbered in parentheses are those made by the master. 

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town to reimburse it for expenditures for upkeep in the 
years 1945, 1946, and 1947. 2 This recommendation need 
not be considered, since we are informed in the brief for the 
petitioners that the trustees have already made these pay- 
ments. 

(2) That the B trustees be authorized and directed to 
pay to the town out of net income accumulated prior to 
January 1, 1948, a sum or sums not to exceed $40,000 in 
all to be used by the town, in its sole discretion, for such 
alterations and repairs as the town may consider necessary 
or desirable in order to open the museum and park to the 
public, and to be paid upon the presentation by the town of 
estimates of cost. No part of this sum is to be used by the 
town for the purpose of demolishing the residence or art 
gallery or for additions to the present collections. 

(3) That the B trustees and their successors be authorized 
and directed to pay to the town beginning January J , 1948, 
and continuing during the twenty year period following the 
testator's death seventy per cent of the net income of the 
B trust, to be used by the town in its sole discretion for the 
upkeep, maintenance, and improvement of the museum and 
park, for additions to the collections, and for educational 
and recreational purposes. 

(4) That neither the town, nor any corporation organized 
as its agent, nor the trustees of the B trust acting under 
paragraph 14 of the will shall add to or dispose of any part 
of the collections unless the town or its agent or said trustees 
shall have first received written approval of such addition 
or disposition from an art expert selected or recommended 
by the director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston or by 
the officer or board exercising similar authority, or in the 
event of the refusal to act of such director, officer, or board, 
then by an art expert selected or recommended by the 
corresponding officer or officers of any one of several other 
named art museums. 

(5) and (6) That the net income of the B trust remaining 
in the trustees' hands after making the payments required 

a These expenditures were made by the town out of the sum of $20,000 
given to it by the testator to which reference was made in a preceding footnote. 

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by (1), (2), and (3) above be disposed of by the trustees 
according to the will and codicil. 

(7) That after the expiration of the twenty year period 
the town may use income from the B trust for such educa- 
tional and recreational purposes in connection with the 
operation of the museum and park as it may decide to be 
necessary or desirable. 

Numbers (8) and (9) do not in our opinion involve any 
change in the terms of any of the trusts and will be dealt 
with later in this opinion as matters of construction 
merety. 

(10) and (11) That the town be authorized to cause a 
charitable corporation to be organized to act as its agent 
and instrumentality in carrying out the trust imposed upon 
the town by the deed of November 29, 1930, and, if the town 
shall so elect, to receive payments from the A and B trusts, 
with power to accept gifts from other sources, the officers 
and members of which corporation are to be voters of the 
town, and the directors of which are to be divided into 
classes chosen respectively by the voters of the town, by 
the selectmen, by the school committee, and by the trustees 
of the public library. Title to the property is to remain in 
the town. 

Objections to the master's report filed by the B trustees, 
in so far as they raise genuine questions, will be hereinafter 
covered in dealing with the merits. 

We have carefully examined the motion of the B trustees 
to recommit the case to the master, and we are satisfied 
that there was no error in its denial. Discussion of its 
details would prolong this opinion to no purpose. 

The evidence heard by the master, which must have been 
extensive, has not been reported. The master's findings of 
fact must stand and will govern the disposition of the case. 

All three trusts, that of the tangible property held by the 
town, the A trust, and the B trust, are public charitable 
trusts in all their aspects, including the park, the museum, 
and the proposed recreational and educational activities in 
connection therewith. American Academy of Arts <ft Sciences 
v. Harvard College, 12 Gray, 582, o94. Drury v. Natick, 

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10 Allen, 169, 179-180, and cases cited. Burbank v. Bur- 
bank, 152 Mass. 254, 255-256. Bartlett, petitioner, 163 
Mass. 509, 514. Dexter v. Harvard College, 176 Mass. 192 r 
194-195. Hubbard v. Worcester Art Museum, 194 Mass. 
280, 289. Richardson v. Essex Institute, 208 Mass. 311, 318. 
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc. v. Assessors of Boston, 294 
Mass. 248, 254-255. The town could accept these gifts for 
these purposes, whether or not the town could expend its 
own tax raised money for similar purposes. Higginson v. 
Turner, 171 Mass. 586, 591. City Bank Farmers Trust Co. 
v. Carpenter, 319 Mass. 78, 79-80. 

The facts clearly disclose de Cordova's dominant purpose 
to establish his home place and its contents as a public 
museum and park for the benefit of the town. To this pur- 
pose he devoted in one form or another all that he had, ex- 
cept a few legacies of comparatively small amount. No other 
object whatever is mentioned or provided for in any of the 
trusts as a possible alternative or otherwise. It also clearly 
appears that because of the mechanism of the several trusts 
and their relation to each other this primary purpose has so 
far wholly failed of accomplishment, and that its accomplish- 
ment in the future has " become impracticable" (the words 
used in G. L. [Ter. Ed.] c. 214, § 3 [11]), and indeed prac- 
tically impossible. Equity will not permit charitable gifts 
to fail in this manner. It will presume that the donor 
would attach so much more importance to the object of the 
gift than to the mechanism by which he intended to accom- 
plish it that he would prefer to alter the mechanism to the 
extent necessary to save the object. We agree with the 
master that this is a proper case for application of the doc- 
trine of cy pres. Sanderson v. White, 18 Pick. 328, 333. 
Harvard College v. Society for Promoting Theological Educa- 
tion, 3 Gray, 280. Jackson v. Phillips, 14 Allen, 539, 574- 
596. Cory Library v. Bliss, 151 Mass. 364, 374. Judkins v. 
Hyannis Public Library Association, 302 Mass. 425, 427. 
Milton v. Attorney General, 314 Mass. 234. Trustees of the 
Putnam Free School v. Attorney General, 320 Mass. 94. 
Scott on Trusts, §§ 399, 399.2, 399.4. Many cases from 
our reports and elsewhere illustrating various applications 

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of this doctrine have been cited in the briefs. Citations 
need not be multiplied here. 

The plan submitted by the master seems to us in general 
adequate and proper to carry out the esssential purpose of 
the donor and at the same time to preserve as far as reason- 
ably practicable the details of his original scheme. The 
principal departure from the donor's terms is that involved 
in superseding the discretion of the B trustees as to seventy 
per cent of the net income of the B trust and requiring them 
to pay it to the town. We are naturally reluctant to inter- 
fere with a discretion reposed by the testator in men of his 
own choice, but there is no positive rule forbidding reason- 
able modification of discretionary provisions where neces- 
sary to save the charity. See Minot v. Baker, 147 Mass. 
348, 352; Chase v. Dickey, 212 Mass. 555, 567. At this 
point the master strikes at the root of the whole difficulty. 
The amount required to be paid to the town, when added 
to the income of the A trust, will hardly exceed by much 
more than a reasonable margin of safety the minimum 
amount required to operate the museum in a reasonably 
satisfactory manner. It seems likely that, unless conditions 
prove altogether favorable, no very considerable amount will 
remain for the acquisition of new exhibits or for educational 
or recreational activities. The town must be assured of this 
money, or it cannot operate the museum. The trustees will 
not and cannot give the assurance. There is no other source 
from which the money can be obtained. It would seem 
that the town has no authority to appropriate money raised 
by taxation to the operation of a museum. See Ducey v. 
Webster, 237 Mass. 497, 498; Attorney General v. Lowell, 246 
Mass. 312, 320; G. L. (Ter. Ed.) c. 40, § 5, as amended. 
But even if it has such authority, we do not find that any- 
where in the circumstances or documents connected with 
its acceptance of the gifts it has bound itself to do so. On 
the contrary it insisted upon and obtained a guaranty from 
the donor that he would provide for maintenance. Milton 
v. Attorney General, 314 Mass. 234, 237. Compare Adams 
\. Plunkett, 274 Mass. 453, 404. The museum is the kernel 
of the whole enterprise. If the trustees are not required to 

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pay this income to the town the enterprise will fail. They 
may accumulate or otherwise dispose of the remaining thirty 
per cent for the benefit of the museum and park in their 
discretion according to the terms of the will. Under the 
present form of the trusts the difficulty is not of a kind that 
can be remedied by instructions or orders to the trustees in 
specific instances or by a change in the personnel of the 
trustees. The " impasse' ' is continuing and will persist 
through the entire twenty year period unless this court acts. 
The testator could not have anticipated such a situation. 
Certainly he did not contemplate that the museum should 
remain closed and deteriorate during the twenty year period 
which must elapse before the town acquires complete con- 
trol of the income. Moreover, on the findings of the master 
it seems essential to the successful operation of the museum 
during the twenty year period that the town should be able 
to use B trust income to acquire additions to the collections, 
whatever may be the true construction of the will on this 
point. The proposed scheme provides for this under safe- 
guards similar to those imposed by the testator. 

Equally indispensable to the opening of the museum is 
the payment of $40,000 from accrued income of the B trust 
for necessary alterations and repairs. 

At the request of the petitioners and in accordance with 
the apparent intent of the testator as found by the master, 
with whose finding we agree, and in order to reassure the 
trustees upon a point which seems to have disturbed them, 
there should be included in the decree a provision to the 
effect that none of the B trust income payable to the town 
shall be used by the town for the erection of any new build- 
ing to take the place of the residence or art gallery until 
after the expiration of the twenty year period, but that the 
town may use such income for the demolition of a garage 
and boat house the present condition of which makes this 
necessary, without substituting new buildings. The decree 
should also contain a provision, in accordance with a find- 
ing or ruling of the master with which we agree, that the 
word "deficiency" does not mean deficit, but means an in- 
sufficiency of the income from the A trust to carry out the 

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plans of the town for upkeep, maintenance, and improve- 
ment of the museum and park. It is plain that such defi- 
ciency already exists. 

The provisions of the proposed plan relative to the dis- 
posal and acquisition of exhibits seem necessary to success- 
ful operation of the museum. The testator contemplated 
that changes would be made in the collections from time to 
time, and indeed it would seem that this must occur in any 
properly managed institution of the kind. The plan makes 
this possible with a minimum of conflict due to divided 
authority and removes the obstacle encountered in the re- 
fusal to act of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, while 
at the same time endeavoring to carry out the testator's 
intent that changes in the exhibits should be made only 
upon the advice of competent experts. 

The provisions of the proposed plan relative to the use 
by the town of income for educational and recreational 
purposes both during and after the twenty year period are 
a considerable departure from the provisions expressed by 
the testator. Yet we are of opinion that they do not go 
too far. Since it is necessary to make changes in the ma- 
chinery of the trusts under the cy pres principle, it would 
seem that we ought not to circumscribe these changes so 
narrowly as needlessly to weaken the institution which 
the testator intended to establish, but rather that we should 
leave open for efficient exercise all powers fairly compre- 
hended within his dominant object in order that the insti- 
tution may realize the complete success which he hoped for 
it. Educational activities of one kind or another would 
seem almost an integral part of the operation of an efficient 
and useful public museum, and recreational activities natur- 
ally belong to a public park in a country district by the 
side of a lake. It is clear from the codicil that the testator 
contemplated both types of activity, although he commit- 
ted them to the discretion of his trustees and made no 
express provision for them after the twenty year period. 
This omission may well have been an oversight. Because 
of division between control of the premises and control of 
the money it seems probable that the same difficulties will 

[949 1 



arise in relation to these matters that have made it neces- 
sary to modify the original provisions in respect to repairs, 
maintenance, and exhibits. Moreover, it is particularly im- 
portant that immediately upon the establishment of an 
institution like that here contemplated plans should be 
adopted directing its future course and scope and visual- 
izing the peculiar position which it is to occupy among 
other more or less similar institutions in the vicinity. Knowl- 
edge that no funds were to be available for educational or 
recreational activities after the twenty years would reduce 
such activities within that period to a temporary status 
and would tend to prevent the development of a well rounded 
permanent program suitable for such an enterprise. 

The proposal for the establishment of a corporation 
merely as an agency of the town to manage the museum 
and park involves only the most technical, if any, departure 
from the testator's terms. This provision is made optional 
with the town. A vote of the town would be required in order 
to establish a corporation. x The testator must have known 
that some board or agency of the town would handle the 
property and the payments. He prescribed no method by 
which the town must act. The case is distinguishable on 
this ground from Adams v. Plunkett, 274 Mass. 453. The 
town could doubtless create a board to manage the museum 
and park and could select its members in the same manner 
as the officers of the proposed corporation would be selected 
and could charge them with the same duties. Adams v. 
Plunkett, 274 Mass. 453, 462. See G. L. (Ter. Ed.) c. 40, 
§ 3, last sentence. There seems to be no objection to the 
creation of an agency in corporate form where one is pro- 
vided for in the will or authorized by the appropriate court, 
and there may well be advantages which are pointed out in 
Ware v. Fitchburg, 200 Mass. 61, where the creation of a 
corporation to act as an agency of the city in receiving and 
administering a fund given by will to the city for purposes 
of a hospital was held not inconsistent with the bequest. 
See Nelson v. Cushing, 2 Cush. 519; Burr v. Massachusetts 

1 A vote authorizing the establishment of a corporation was adopted by the 
town at a town meeting held March 3, 1947. 

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School for the Feeble-Minded, 197 Mass. 357, 359; Boston v. 
Curley, 276 Mass. 549, 557-559; Curtis v. First Church in 
Charlestown, 285 Mass. 73, 80; Boston v. Dolan, 298 Mass. 
346, 349. The court in framing a scheme cy pres possesses 
power to permit the formation of such a corporation where 
it believes that such a course may strengthen the scheme for 
carrying out the object for which the charity was established. 
It was said in Codman v. Brigham, 187 Mass. 309, 314, 
"That the hospital is to be established and maintained by 
a corporation, rather than by personal trustees, is not of 
the essence of the gift." Cases like Harvard College v. 
Attorney General, 228 Mass. 396, and Shattuck v. Wood 
Memorial Home, Inc. 319 Mass. 444, where there had been no 
failure of the charity in its original form, are distinguishable. 

There are no valid constitutional objections to the pro- 
posed plan. Once the postulate is accepted that the chari- 
table trusts will fail unless reconstructed, constitutional 
difficulties vanish. The findings of the master compel us 
to accept that postulate. The doctrine of cy pres is not 
unconstitutional. The gifts were originally made subject 
to the law embodied in that doctrine. No property is taken. 
On the contrary the beneficial use of the property is secured 
to those for whom it was intended. The obligation of no 
contract is impaired. Boston v. Curley, 276 Mass. 549, 560. 
There is nothing in Cary Library v. Bliss, 151 Mass. 364, 
or in Adams v. Plunkett, 274 Mass. 453, contrary to what is 
here decided. 

We realize that in drafting the decree to put in effect the 
proposed scheme questions of detail not now anticipated 
may arise. The single justice is therefore to be at liberty 
to supply additional necessary detail or even, if necessary, 
to modify the scheme proposed by the master in minor 
particulars in a way not inconsistent with its main pro- 
visions. It is intended, however, that the scheme as re- 
ported by the master shall, in general, be adopted as the 
basis of the decree on this part of the case, with the slight 
modifications expressly indicated in this opinion. The 
decree may provide that the cause be retained for a reason- 
able time for such alterations in the scheme as experience 

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with it may prove to be required for successful operation 
of the charity. See Drury v. Natick, 10 Allen, 169, 184. 

It remains to deal with certain matters of construction 
which, while not strictly a part of a cy pres scheme, should 
nevertheless be considered and covered by the decree in 
order that the scheme may be freed from possible hampering 
doubts and for the protection of the trustees in connection 
with it. These matters are contained in the three next 
following paragraphs. 

(1) We agree with the master that the guaranty agree- 
ment hereinbefore mentioned, with its amendments, has 
been full} T carried out, and that the A trust fund is now held 
by the bank " without reference to, or restriction by,'' said 
agreement or its amendments. 

(2) Neither the bank nor the B trustees are required in 
paying income from either trust to the town or to the pro- 
posed corporation, if formed, to see to the application of 
such income, unless the money is paid in such circumstances 
as amount to participation with knowledge in a breach of 
trust. Andrews v. Sparhawk, 13 Pick. 393, 400-402. Good- 
rich v. Proctor, 1 Gray, 567, 570. Ashton v. Atlantic Bank, 
3 Allen, 217. Newburyport v. First National Bank, 216 
Mass. 304. Eastern Mutual Ins. Co. v. Atlantic National 
Bank, 260 Mass. 485, 488. Ogden v. Atlantic National Bank, 
276 Mass. 130, 133. Scott on Trusts, §§ 321, 321.1, 321.2. 
See Dillaway v. Burton, 256 Mass. 568, 573. 

(3) The bank is to pay the net income of the A trust either 
to the town or to the proposed corporation, if and when the 
latter is organized, at reasonable intervals, including both 
income undistributed at the date of entry of the decree and 
income thereafter received, but is to be fully credited with 
income properly paid to the town prior to the entry of the 
decree. 

We must not be understood as necessarily intending to 
decide that every point here considered could be raised in a 
suit brought solely by ten taxpayers under G. L. (Ter. Ed.) 
c. 214, § 3 (11). To this suit the town is also a party plain- 
tiff, and the bank has inserted prayers for relief in its answer. 
The court at the instance of the town has general equity 

1952] 



jurisdiction, apart from the statute last mentioned, over ap- 
plication of the doctrine of cy pres. G. L. (Ter. Ed.) c. 214, § 1 . 

An interlocutory decree is to be entered overruling the 
demurrer. 

The interlocutory decree denying the respondents' motion 
to recommit, overruling their exceptions to the master's re- 
port, and confirming the report is affirmed. 

A final decree is to be entered by the single justice in 
accordance with this opinion. 

Expenses, including a reasonable sum for counsel fees, 
may be allowed to the petitioners in the discretion of the 
single justice, to be charged upon the B trust, out of which 
the substantial issues have arisen. The trustees of the A 
and B trusts will be entitled to reasonable allowances in 
their respective accountings. National Shawmut Bank v. 
Morey, 320 Mass. 492, 503, and cases cited. 

So ordered. 

F. B. Wallis, (L. Wheeler, Jr., & N. C. Fitts with him,) 
for the petitioners. 

A. C. Webber, for Webber and others, trustees. 

W. J. Speers, Jr., for The Merchants National Bank of 
Boston, trustee. 

C. A. Barnes, Attorney General, & M. A. Fredo, Assistant 
Attorney General, for the Attorney General, submitted a 
brief. 



952 



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REPORT OF DIRECTORS OF MUSEUM AND PARK 63 



REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS OF THE 

deCORDOVA AND DANA MUSEUM 

AND PARK 



On December 2nd a meeting was held at the Town Hall to 
carry out the decree of the court in regard to the Agreement of 
Association of deCordova and Dana Museum and Park and the 
proposed By-Laws of the corporation. 

The necessary papers were signed and other details were 
carried out as Mr. Samuel Hoar, the Town's lawyer in the court 
proceedings, advised. 

The seven directors, appointed as is recorded in the Select- 
men's report, immediately met and elected: 

Robert L. DeNormandie, President 
J. Quincy Adams, Vice-President 
Elizabeth J. Snelling, Clerk 
Pearson Hunt, Treasurer 

Directors' meetings have been held on the average of once a 
week and the possibilities for the development of the museum 
and park along educational and recreational lines are being 
carefully explored. 

The Directors requested Dr. Edgell, of the Boston Museum 
of Fine Arts, to nominate an art expert, as required by the 
court decision. 

Dr. Edgell nominated Mr. Frederick Robinson of the Spring- 
field Museum of Fine Arts, and we have concluded an agree- 
ment with him to aid us in our study of the hundreds of objects. 
Mr. Robinson is especially well fitted to help us from not only 
his high professional standing but also from his long association 
with the contents of the house and galleries. 

As soon as possible we shall choose an executive director to 
administer the museum and park and also an architect to plan 
the necessary changes that must be made before groups can be 
admitted. 

The expenditures made by the Selectmen appear in the 
Treasurer's report. On December 8, 1948, $9,273.20 was 



64 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

transferred from the Town to the corporation. The corpora- 
tion has expended to December 31, 1948, $2,922.21, leaving a 
balance of $6,350.99. 

A summary of the expenditures appears on the following 
page. 

ROBERT L. DeNORMANDIE, 
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, 
ELIZABETH J. SNELLING, 
PEARSON HUNT, 
JANE VANCE, 
RICHARD S. MERIAM, 
CHARLES H. BLAKE. 



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66 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE 



The Finance Committee has consulted with the Selectmen, 
Boards, Committees and Officers of the Town, concerning their 
recommendations for 1949 appropriations. Your town officers 
have been conscientious in getting full value for the Town out 
of their appropriations. We want to thank them for meeting 
the December dates set for the receipt of their recommenda- 
tions for the new year. The earlier discussion made possible 
by their co-operation increased the efficiency of the whole 
budgetary procedure and the publication of the Town Report. 

Excluding the appropriation for the Water Board, which is 
financed by water users and not from taxation or other revenue, 
the total of the recommended appropriations for regular Town 
services in 1949 is $229,337. This represents a net increase of 
$40,700 over the comparable appropriations at the annual 
meeting in 1948. On the basis of 1948 valuations, every $3,926 
of appropriations to be raised by taxation would mean $1.00 on 
the tax rate. 

The major increases responsible for this total are : 

Schools $10,528 

School Bonds, Principal $15,000 

Interest 5,075 20,075 

Highway Building Bonds . . . 

Principal 4,000 

Interest 700 4,700 

Insurance 3,886 

Rent of Hydrants 3,000 

and the major decrease is $3,485 in the appropriation for 
Highways. 

The school increase results from the expected employment of 
three additional teachers plus a full year's salary for a new 
teacher added last September and from the salary adjustment 
program begun last year to bring salaries in line with competi- 
tive standards. 

The increase required for payment of principal and interest 
on the school bonds and the highway bonds needs no explana- 
tion. 



REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE 67 

The increase for insurance is a result of increases in insur- 
ance carried on present buildings, new insurance on additional 
property and prepayment of insurance to even out the annual 
requirement for insurance by staggering the maturities of the 
policies. 

The item for rent of hydrants is self explanatory and is in 
accordance with the vote of the Town last year. 

A Massachusetts statute passed in 1948 provides that the 
Treasurer of the Commonwealth is to reimburse from 20 to 
50% of our school bond expense and creates a Commission to 
carry out the program. The Commission is not yet fully or- 
ganized and since no specific funds are allocated for the pur- 
pose, the program is involved in the whole difficult financial 
program of the Commonwealth now before the Governor and 
the Legislature. It does not seem wise to count on any help 
being received this calendar year from this source. 

The Finance Committee expresses no opinion here as to the 
advisability of proposals under special articles which may be in 
the Warrant except that they unanimously approve the recom- 
mendation of the Selectmen for two weeks extra compensation 
for Town employees in the nature of a cost of living bonus to 
help meet increases in the cost of living that occurred after the 
Annual Meeting last year. The Finance Committee will at- 
tempt to discharge its duty at the Town Meeting to give advice 
on other requests for proposed expenditures. 

The Committee is of the opinion that the appropriations 
listed in the following schedule will very adequately provide for 
the effective maintenance and operation of the property and 
activities of the Town for the current year. 

The following several appropriations, identified by number, 
are hereby recommended for appropriation under the article 
calling for general appropriations. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. W. DENIO, Chairman, 

T. J. ROUNER, 

J. L. SNIDER, 

P. L. NORTON, 

L. A. WILDES, Secretary. 



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74 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

OVERLAY RESERVES 



1941 $13 20 

1942 6 25 

1943 6 00 

1944 6 25 

1945 68 75 

1946 103 60 

1947 1,480 52 

1948 2,758 37 

Reserved for Tax Abatements $4,442 94 



REPORT OF THE BUREAU OF OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 75 



REPORT OF THE BUREAU OF OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 



During the year 1948 seven new cases were approved for 
Old Age Assistance. Six cases were closed, three because of 
death, one transferred to an institution and two because of 
increased income. 

On January 1, 1948, twenty-seven cases were receiving aid. 
Total number of cases aided during the year was thirty-four 
settled as follows. Lincoln 25, other Cities and Towns 3, no 
settlement 6. 

Expenditures During Year 1948 

To other Cities and Towns $87 20 

Administration and Travel 487 60 

Aid to and behalf of recipients 20,768 22 



$21,343 02 



Respectfully submitted, 



ANTHONY J. DOHERTY, 

JOHN J. KELLIHER, 

M. ELIZABETH CAUSER. 



76 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



The Board of Assessors submit the following report for the 
year 1948. 

Computation of Tax Rate 
Total Town appropriations to be raised by- 
taxation $192,825 68 

Total appropriations to be taken from avail- 
able funds in 1948 52,821 72 

State Parks and Reservations 185 95 

State Audit of Municipal Accounts 430 55 

County Tax 7,629 05 

Tuberculosis Hospital Assessment ; 1,317 21 

Overlay of current year 4,300 97 

Gross amount to be raised $259,511 13 

Estimated Receipts and A vailable Funds 

Income Tax $25,984 84 

Corporation Taxes 8,395 60 

Reimbursement on account of State owned 

land 210 86 

Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise 9,344 00 

Licenses 300 00 

Fines 35 00 

Special Assessments 600 00 

General Government 75 00 

Protection of Persons and Property 50 00 

Health and Sanitation 460 00 

Charities 750 00 

Old Age Assistance 7,000 00 

Old Age Tax (Meals) 548 64 

Schools 200 00 

Libraries 150 00 

Cemeteries 330 00 

Interest 1,200 00 

City of Cambridge Tax 460 00 

Overestimates of previous year f . 50 1 7 

Amount voted to be taken from Free Cash . . 52,821 72 

Total Estimated Receipts and Available 

Funds $108,965 83 

Net Amount to be raised by Taxation 

Poll Tax $1,344 00 

Personal Property Tax 12,972 82 

Real Estate Tax 136,228 48 

$150,545 30 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 77 

Table of Aggregates 

Number of Persons Assessed : 

On Personal Estate only 60 

On Real Estate only 540 

On Both Personal and Real Estate 53 

Total Number of Persons Assessed 653 

Number of Polls Assessed 672 

Value of Assessed Personal Estate: 

Stock in Trade $4,600 00 

Machinery 26,800 00 

Live Stock 62,890 00 

All other Tangible Personal Property 247,100 00 



Total Value of Assessed Personal Estate $341,390 00 

Value of Assessed Real Estate: 

Land $940,015 00 

Buildings 2,644,945 00 

Total Value of Assessed Real Estate $3,584,960 00 

Total Valuation of Assessed Estate 3,926,350 00 

Tax Rate per $1,000 00 $38 00 

Number of Live Stock Assessed: 

Horses (1 year or over) : . . . . 49 

Cows (1 year or over) 234 

Bulls 13 

Heifers 55 

Swine (6 months old or over) 676 

Sheep 13 

Fowl 4,135 

All other (Goats) 8 

Number of Acres of Land Assessed 8,460 

Number of Dwelling Houses Assessed 529 

D. EVERETT SHERMAN, JR., Chairman, 
CYRUS W. MURPHY, 
ROBERT W. SCOTT, 

Board of A ssessors. 



78 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 
VALUATION LIST, JANUARY 1, 1948 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



Abbott, John A. and Diana B. . 

Adams, John 

Adams, John Q 

Adams, John Q. and Lucy D.. . . 

Adams, Ramelle C 

Adams, Thomas B 

Adkins, Archibald W. and Doro- 
thea C 

A'Hearn, Marian E 

Albano Bros 

Algeo, Mary A 

Anderson, Alfred F., Jr 

Anderson, Lawrence B. and Ro- 
sina DuP 

Appleby, Richard B 

Aptt, Harry S. and Etta E 

Aruda, Margaret J 

Ash worth, Harold T. and Irma 
D 

Baker, Frederick L 

Baker, John C. and Elizabeth E. 

Baker, Lulu G 

Baker, Margaret C 

Baker, Walter F 

Barker, Elliott R 

Barnaby, John M. and Charlotte 
B 

Barthel, Walter 

Bartlett, Theodore 

Baskin, William J 

Bean, Anna K 

Bean, Elmer H 

Bean, Elmer A. and Henry N. . 

Beebe, Alice W 

Beers, Helen C 

Beggs, Sidney A 

Bernson, Bob 

Bernson, Bob and Edith J 

Bernson, Edith J 

Berry, Albert R. and M. Beatrice 

Bertolami, Leo 

Bertolami, Leo F. and Rose M. . 



$100 
560 



200 



785 



500 

185 

325 

1,000 

1,380 

500 

975 



385 



$3 80 
21 28 



7 60 



29 83 



19 00 

7 03 
12 35 

38 00 

52 44 
19 00 

37 05 

14 63 



$1,550 



56,700 
5,000 



10,000 

3,150 

300 

4,300 

4,850 

1,000 

4,500 

3,250 

250 

6,500 

11,000 

4,080 

5,000 

100 

400 

2,900 
7,450 
1,650 
3,250 
6,000 

3,075 
47,000 
25,000 
16,000 

13,050 
8,000 
3,250 

4.700 



$58 90 



2,154 60 
190 00 



380 00 
119 70 
11 40 
163 40 
184 30 

38 00 

171 00 

123 50 

9 50 

247 00 

418 00 

155 04 

190 00 

3 80 

15 20 

110 20 
283 10 
62 70 
123 50 
228 00 

116 85 

1,786 00 

950 00 

608 00 

495 90 
304 00 
123 50 

178 60 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



79 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 
Real Estate 


Bertolami, Paolina 






$500 


$19 00 


Billings, James B. and Marion . 






3,300 


125 40 


Bingham, Elizabeth A 






7,850 


298 30 


Bingham, Elizabeth P. B 






250 


9 50 


Bingham, George C 






500 


19 00 


Bishop, Fern W. and Sharp, 










Marjorie B 






1,000 
32,000 


38 00 


Black, Everett A 


$35 


$1 33 




Black, Everett A. and Anne E. . 


1,216 00 


Blake, Charles H. and Helen L. . 






10,500 


399 00 


Blake, Donald D. and Alicia B. . 






2,850 


108 30 


Blake, Rose R 






2,700 


102 60 


Blodgett, Hamden and Florence 










M 






2,100 
600 


79 80 


Boeing, John E. and Jeanne D. . 






22 80 


Bogner, Walter and Edith 






9,200 


349 60 


Booth, Robert H 






13,350 


507 30 


Boston Consolidated Gas Co. . . 


65,000 


2,470 00 




Boston Edison Co 


75,000 


2,850 00 






Boston & Maine R. R 






1,500 


57 00 


Bowles, Clifford 


50 


1 90 


5,000 
11,300 

4,000 
12,000 


190 00 


Bowles, Mildred E 


225 


8 55 


429 40 


Bowles, William 


1,090 
3,725 
1,160 


41 42 


152 00 


Boyce Bros 


141 55 


456 00 


Boyce, Fred P 


44 08 




Boyce, Manley B 




3,000 
2,500 


114 00 


Boyce, Manley B. and Alice M.. 






95 00 


Boyce, Michael J 






4,500 

12,500 

5,400 


171 00 


Briggs, Charles V 






475 00 


Brooks, Albert S. and Maude M. 






205 20 


Brooks, Est. of Estella M 






3,100 


117 80 


Brooks, Paul 


200 


7 60 


6,750 


256 50 


Brown, Donald L. and Elizabeth 








G 






1,200 


45 60 


Brown, W. Raymond and 








Stevens, Bern ice I 






1,500 
6,000 
3,000 


57 00 


Browning, George U 


2,110 


80 18 


228 00 






114 00 


Buerger, Martin J. and Lila . . . 






12,000 


456 00 


Burgess, Aubrey W. and Rebecca 










M 






3,250 
1,500 


123 50 


Burgess, Catherine M 






57 00 


Burke, Thomas D. . 






3,000 


1 1 4 00 







80 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



Burns, Melvin P. and Elizabeth 
F 

Burr, Elizabeth L 

Burrell, Beverly E 

Burrell, Beverly E. and Alice M. 

Butcher, Charles R 

Butcher, Henry A 

Butcher, Ralph E 

Calkins, C. Whittier 

Calkins, Ramona T. and Whittier 

Campbell, Fannie S. and Adeline 
S 

Campbell, Percy C. and Bernice . 

Campobasso, Ethel 

Carman, Eleanor T 

Carney, Florence T 

Catoia, Angelo 

Causer, William O 

Chapin, Louise B. and Bertha L. 

Chapman, James S 

Chapman, Lily T. 

Cheney, George 

Chisholm, Edward C. and Mar- 
garet F 

Churchill, J. Stanley and Ednah 
G 

Cibel, Stanley A. and Thelma W. 

Clark, George A. 

Clark, Lester M 

Clark, W. Van Alan, Jr., and 
Mary H 

Coan, James T 

Coan, Thomas F 

Coane, John H 

Coane, John H., Jr 

Coburn, Edward S 

Codman, Dorothy S. F. M. ... 

Codman, Hugh 

Codman, Ogden, Thomas N 
Agent 

Codman, Thomas N 

Codman, Thomas N., et al. 

Cole, Edwin M. and Lucy F. . 



$10 



5 
355 



60 



825 

1,395 

3,240 
2,640 

1,960 

2,050 

750 



$0 38 



19 
13 49 



2 28 



31 35 

53 01 
123 12 
100 32 

74 48 
77 90 
28 50 



$2,650 
10,000 

3,500 
2,000 
1,500 
4,000 
2,550 
5,700 

9,220 
2,000 
1,500 

10,000 
3,575 
3,100 
3,300 

11,500 

4,775 

750 

200 

300 

13,700 

4,800 

3,650 

700 

3,800 
3,250 
3,000 
3,750 
2,100 
6,200 
5,000 



76,500 
6,700 



$100 70 
380 00 

133 00 
76 00 
57 00 

152 00 
96 90 

216 60 

350 36 

76 00 
57 00 
380 00 
135 85 
117 80 
125 40 



437 
181 



00 

45 



28 50 
7 60 

11 40 

520 60 

182 40 

138 70 

26 60 

144 40 
123 50 
114 00 

142 50 

79 80 

235 60 

190 00 



2,907 00 
254 60 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



81 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 
Real Estate 



Cole, Nancy W 

Comey, Arthur C. and Janet . . . 

Comstock, Joan B 

Community Store 

Conant, Lily R 

Conary, Frances P 

Condit, Robert P. and Phyllis C. 

Connair, John J. and Margaret J. 

Connors, Ann F 

Conti, Bartolomeo B 

Cook, Harry 

Cooke, Kenneth M. and Eliza- 
beth M 

Cooledge, Hazel B 

Corcoran, Francis J 

Cormey, Henry J. and Illione W. 

Corrigan, John F. and May .... 

Corrigan, Mary E., Heirs of, 
Martin Corrigan, Adm 

Corrigan, Mary K 

Corrigan, Patrick F 

Corrigan, Philip C. and Muriel 
A 

Costello, John D 

Costello, William B 

Cotoni, Joseph 

Cotoni, Nicholas 

Coughlan, Christina B 

Cousins, Ashley B 

Cousins, Ashley B., Jr 

Cousins, Fred E 

Cousins, Harold S 

Cousins, Laurence B 

Cousins, Willis N 

Cowles, Addison 

Cowles, Addison and Alexandra 
C 

Coyne, Howard F. and Maxine 
H 

Crane, Ann O 

Crawford, Marshall 

Creelman, Gilmore B., Jr. ... 



$1,500 
1,000 



$57 00 
38 00 



250 



9 50 



2,600 



100 



98 80 



3 80 



5 
10 



19 

38 



$8,500 

11,750 

7,100 

7,000 
4,500 
5,000 
3,100 
900 
6,750 
4,800 

8,200 

13,900 

3,000 

900 

3,500 

3,000 
1,500 
2,300 

300 

100 

2,000 

1,750 
5,000 
2,100 

3,000 
17,500 

2.000 



5,150 

4,050 
4,800 
4.750 



$323 00 
446 50 
269 80 

266 00 
171 00 
190 00 
117 80 
34 20 
256 50 
182 40 

311 60 
528 20 
114 00 
34 20 
133 00 

114 00 

57 00 
87 40 

11 40 

3 80 

76 00 

66 50 

190 00 

79 80 

114 00 
665 00 

76 00 



195 70 

153 90 

182 40 

180 50 



50 



1 90 



82 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



and 



Mary 



Creelman, Gilmore B. and Alice 
M 

Crook, Russell G 

Crowley, Timothy J 

Crowson, Leslie W. and Made- 
line W 

Cunnert, Fritz 

Cunningham, Elizabeth A 

Cunningham, George E 

Cushing, Gustave 

Cushman, Trevor A., Jr 
Rosemary S 

Damico, Louise 

Damico, Ralph P 

Danosky, Edward A. ... 

Danosky, Edward A. and 
C 

Danosky, Stefania 

Davis, Alfred M 

Davis, Bradford D. and Barbara 
G 

Davis, E. Russell 

Davis, Estelle F 

Davis, Francis J. and Shirley H. . 

Davis, Prescott L 

Davis, Saville R. and Anita V. . . 

Davison, Archibald T 

Davison, Everett H 

Dean, Emma W. Ex. u/w Harold 
S. Dean 

Dean, Lewis W 

Dean, William M 

Dee, Helena A 

Dee, Thomas J 

DeFord, William and Elinor S. . . 

Delorey, Theresa 

Denio, F. Winchester 

DeNormandie, Alice W 

DeNormandie, James 

DeNormandie, Robert L. and 
James 

DeNormandie, Robert L 



$1,000 



100 



300 
625 



500 



2.085 



1,750 



1,000 



7,650 



$38 00 
3 80 



11 40 

23 75 



19 00 



79 23 



66 50 



38 00 



290 70 



$3,050 
3,000 
2,000 

300 
6,550 

500 
4,915 
4,500 

1,000 

2,350 

1,150 

3,600 
2,650 
4,250 

10,200 
20,000 
600 
4,000 
9,100 
6,500 
6,200 
2,600 

3,200 

11,300 

800 

2,000 

2,200 

7,600 

1,100 

2,500 

67,150 

3,000 

19,550 
8,250 



$115 90 

114 00 

76 00 

11 40 

248 90 

19 00 

186 77 

171 00 

38 00 
89 30 

43 70 

136 80 
100 70 
161 50 

387 60 
760 00 
22 80 
152 00 
345 80 
247 
235 



00 
60 

98 80 



121 60 

429 40 
30 40 
76 00 
83 60 

288 80 

41 80 

95 00 

2,551 70 

114 00 

742 90 
313 50 






ASSESSORS' REPORT 



S3 






Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 


DeNormandie, Robert L. and 










William J 






$8,100 
500 


$307 80 


DePavla, Dominick 






19 00 


Diamond, James E 






900 


34 20 


Dodge, Orien B 






2,850 
14,500 


108 30 


Dodson, Paul E. and Helen E. . . 






551 00 


Doner ty, Anthony J 






6,000 


228 00 


Doherty, Josephine C 






11,000 


418 00 


Doherty, Mary E 






2,000 


76 00 


Dohertv, Matthew H 


$1,000 


$38 00 


9,000 

2,880 


342 00 


Dole, Gertrude E 






109 44 


Dominichello, Frank 


225 


8 55 




Dominichello, Frank and Mattie 










M 






3,250 
500 


123 50 


Dominichello, Peter 






19 00 


Donaldson, Charlotte H 






6,500 


247 00 


Donaldson, Malcolm D 






7,200 


273 60 


Donaldson, Robert D 


15 


57 


64,900 


2,466 20 


Donaldson, Robert D., Jr 






6,500 


247 00 


Dorian, Paul and Newart 






3,750 


142 50 


Dougherty, Andrew J 


2,950 


112 10 






Dougherty, Andrew J., Heirs of. 






6,200 


235 60 


Dougherty, Dennis M 






2,750 
300 


104 50 


Dougherty, Emily V 






11 40 


DuBois, Anson M. and Olive S. . 






5,100 


193 80 


Eaton, Gertrude S 






7,500 
5,200 
3,250 


285 00 


Ehlert, Heirs of Ellen 






197 60 


Ellms, Charles W. and Marjorie 






123 50 


Ely, John 0. and Laverne 






600 


22 80 


Emerson, Beatrice W. and Goulet, 










Dorothy Williams 






1,300 
500 


49 40 


Emerson, Heirs of Edward W. . . 






19 00 


Emerson, Heirs of Ralph Waldo 






500 


19 00 


Eynon, David L., Jr., and Grace 










V 






1,000 


38 00 


Faber, Roger X 


190 


7 2? 




Farley, Louis C, Jr., and Isabel 










K 






6,600 
500 


250 80 
19 00 


Farnsworth, Kenneth C 






Farnsworth, Kenneth C. and 










-Marguerite P 


650 


24 70 


1 s ()()() 


^70 00 


Farquhar, Ruth A 






350 


13 30 


Farrar, Edward R 






4,000 


1 5 ' 00 







S4 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 
Value of 

Real 
Estate 



Tax 

on 
Real Estate 



Farrar, Herbert G 

Fedock, Metro and Hazel A. . . . 

Fernald, Alvin E 

Fitts, Charles K. and Gertrude 

W 

Flanagan, James and Wilhelmina 

G 

Fleck, Richard C. and Frances 

R 

Fletcher, Walter B. and Helen . . 

Flint, Ephraim B 

Flint, Henry 

Flint, Josephine R 

Flint, W T arren F 

Flynn, Frank J 

Flynn, Helen C 

Forbes, Annabel Otis 

Fradd, Norman W 

Frazier, Joseph G 

Fryatt, Thomas F 

Garland, Joseph and Mira C. 
Giblin, Thomas F. and Mary E 
Giddy, Osman and Helen M. 
Gilbert, John W. and Josephine 

L 

Gilbert, Mary J 

Gilboy, Glennon and Elizabeth 

W 

Giles, Edmund W. and Muriel H. 

Giles, Muriel H 

Giles, Thomas T. and Stella A. . 

Gill, Mary 

Golden, Albert 

Gordon, Marie C 

Gorham, Robert S. and Lorraine 

W 

Grabill, Elliott V 

Graf, Malcolm 

Grainger, Douglas H. and Rachel 

P 

Gray, Robert W 

Greene, Frederick H., Jr., and 

Helen H 



$200 



$7 60 



3.975 



151 05 



$4,500 
2,500 
4,850 

6,000 

700 

10,600 

500 

1,900 

500 

11,750 

13,000 

400 

5,700 

5,000 

7,500 

3,450 

5,200 

2,500 

7,530 

500 

2,000 
2,500 

10,000 
3,400 
5,350 
8,500 
9,500 
600 
4,000 

5,300 
1,000 
1,500 

6,500 
3,600 

1,200 



$171 00 

95 00 

184 30 

228 00 

26 60 

402 80 

19 00 

72 20 

19 00 

446 50 

494 00 

15 20 

216 60 

190 00 

285 00 



131 

197 

95 

286 



19 00 

76 00 
95 00 

380 00 
129 20 
203 30 
323 00 
361 00 
22 80 
152 00 

201 40 

38 00 
57 00 

247 00 
136 80 

45 60 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



85 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



Greene, Frederick H., Jr., and 

Helen H 

Griffin, James T 

Grimwood, Mabel E 

Gropius, Walter and Use 

Haden, Russell L. and Constance 

J 

Hagerty, Julia C 

Hagmann, Fridolin 

Haley, Arthur E 

Halloran, Henry J 

Hamilton, Bessie E 

Hammer, Sara J 

Hanlon, Albert W 

Harding, Catherine 

Harling, Ernest J 

Harnish, Ezra W. and Eugenia 
D 

Harrington, F. Frank, Estate of 

Harrington, Katherine A 

Harrington, Winthrop W 

Hart, Frederick R 

Hart, Joseph S 

Hart, William E. and Isabella C. 

Hartman, Henry F 

Hatheway, Louise A 

Hayden, Nellie B 

Healer, Harry J 

Heck, Stanley and Mary H. ... 

Hedge, Mary A 

Henderson, Ernest T 

Henderson, Gerard C. and Edith 
M 

Henderson, Mary S 

Henley, Archibald and Lottie . . 

Henry, Hall M. and Addie Mc- 
Allister 

Herlihy, John M.and Patricia M. 

Herlihy, Maurice K. and Jean E. 

Herman, Edwards W 

Herman, John E. and Anne B.. . 

Herthel, Stephen \\ . and Evelyn 
S 



$5 



14,085 



275 



600 



$0 19 



535 23 
10 45 

22 80 



$4,750 

1,000 

250 

14,500 

1,500 
2,200 
6,000 
1,500 
1,900 
4,800 
5,500 
4,500 
2,500 
4,500 

4,800 
1,750 
2,000 
4,100 

100 

15,200 

9,000 

3,700 

147,450 

300 

25,950 
5,500 



1,000 

41,750 

2,740 

10,000 

300 

3,300 

12.200 
700 

1 1.550 



$180 50 

38 00 

9 50 

551 00 

57 00 

83 60 

228 00 

57 00 

72 20 

182 40 

209 00 



171 

95 



171 00 

182 40 

66 50 

76 00 

155 80 

3 80 

577 60 

342 00 

140 60 

5,603 10 

11 40 

986 10 
209 00 



38 00 

1,586 50 

104 12 

380 00 

11 40 

125 40 

463 oo 

20 00 

138 90 



86 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Persona) 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 
Value of 

Real 
Estate 


Tax- 
on 
Real Estate 


Hews, Charles A. and Annie F.. 






S3 ,500 


$133 00 


Hills H Bigelow 


$500 


$19 00 






Hills, H. Bigelow and Florence R. 






15,000 


570 00 








8,000 


304 00 








300 


1 1 40 


Hollis, John H 






10,500 


399 00 


Holmgren, Richard S. and Vir- 
















400 


15 20 


Hoover, Henry B. and Lucretia 










T 






6,000 


228 00 








17,500 
10,000 


665 00 




250 


9 50 


380 00 


Hoyt, Harrison and Shirley J. . . 






2,700 


102 60 








4,000 


152 00 


Hunt Merrill 






13,250 


503 50 


Hunt, Pearson and Merrill T. . . 






3,400 


129 20 


Hunter, Euphemia J., Heirs of. . 






9,000 


342 00 


Hunter Robert R 


2,375 


90 25 






Huntley, Medford E. and Blanche 








I 






3,500 
7,000 


133 00 




266 00 




500 


19 00 


12,000 
15,000 


456 00 




500 


19 00 


570 00 


Jenney, Charles J. and Katrina 










c 






5,000 

2,850 


190 00 


Jennison, Heirs of Addie E 


108 30 


Jensen, Holgar J. and Grace A.. 






3,100 


117 80 








1,500 
3,000 


57 00 


Johnson, Fern A 






114 00 








5,000 


190 00 


Kalander, Louis, in trust for his 










son, William R. Kalander . . . 






500 


19 00 


Keizer, Harold 






1,850 


70 30 


Keilv, Delbar P. and Gertrude E. 






3,500 


133 00 




500 


19 00 






Kelley, Edmund S., Jr. and 










Elizabeth E 






18,160 


690 08 


Kelley, Richard T. and Rose M. 






3,600 


136 80 


Kelliher John J 






4,200 


159 60 


Kennedy Bros 


500 


19 00 


3,800 




Kennedy, Albert E 


144 40 


Kennedy, John T. and Albert E. 






150 


5 70 


Kidd Wilmot 






1,000 


38 00 







ASSESSORS' REPORT 



87 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 
Real Estate 



Killoran, Martha 

King, William T 

Kinney, Robert C 

Kinsler, Herman F. and Louise 

M 

Kirkpatrick, David W. and Mar 

garet M 

Knowles, Harry B 

Knowles, Wilma E 

Kolyshkin, George 

Kubik, Charles S. and Emily K 
Ladd, Edward H., Jr., and Agnes 



Lahey, Heirs of James 
Lahnstein, Karl F. and Margaret 

A 

Laird, Sarah E. A., Roderick B. 

Laird Ex. u ,/w 

Larrabee, Leonard C. and Peggy 

S 

Lavrakas, Fofo 

Lawson, Harold E 

Leaper, Gerard F. and Virginia 

L 

Leary, Edward B 

Leary, William T 

LeBlanc, Alphonse J. and Alice 

M 

Ledbetter, William H 

Lehnert, Ferdinand 

LeMann, John 

Lennon, James W 

Leslie, Maurice A. and Annie M. 
Liddick, Harold S. and Virginia 

D 

Ligda, Myron G. H. and Evelyn 

D 

Lincoln Beauty Salon 

Lincoln, Kenneth C. and Vir- 
ginia 

Linscott, Donald 

Grace M 



A., Jr., and 



$100 



85 



450 



$3 80 



3 23 



7 10 



$300 

15,350 

2,000 

5,500 

1,300 

5,000 
3,030 
6,000 

5,250 
1,500 

3,200 

3,250 

5,200 
2,150 
6,750 

400 

4,600 

200 

2,000 



$11 40 

583 30 
76 00 

209 00 

49 40 

190 00 

115 14 
228 00 

199 50 
57 00 

121 60 

123 50 

197 60 

81 70 

256 50 

15 20 

174 80 

7 60 

76 00 



8,000 


304 00 


2,550 


96 90 


3,100 


117 80 


3,790 


144 02 


5,200 


197 60 


600 


22 80 


3,100 


117 80 


4,400 


167 20 



88 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 


Lochman, William F. and Miquel 










s 






$600 


$22 80 


Lorrev Mildred J 






5,550 


210 90 




$15 


$0 57 




Loud, John F. and Mary L. ... 


10,000 


380 00 


Loutrel Dora S 






1,000 

200 

10,250 

5,000 


38 00 


Love Klizabeth F 






7 60 




389 50 


Lucas, Ernest W., Jr., and Lily S. 






190 00 


Lunt, Heirs of Charles 






2,600 


98 80 








3,300 
3,580 
6,000 


125 40 








136 04 


MacFarland, Ernest H 






228 00 


Mackenzie, Roland C 






14,000 


532 00 


MacLaurin, Richard Colin and 










Ellen 






8,600 


326 80 


Maclaurin, Rupert and Elfrieda 








C 






1,500 


57 00 


MacLean, Hector J., Heirs of . . 






3,100 


117 80 


MacLeod, Edward and Hester 










M 






2,850 


108 30 


MacLeod, Edward, Jr 






300 


11 40 


MacRae, Manning W 






5,000 


190 00 


MacRae Sidney G . 






4,100 


155 80 


Mague, William H., Estate of 










John C. Madden, Trustee . . . 






1,000 


38 00 


Maguire, Basil H. and Yvonne 










B 






4,200 


159 60 


Mahan, Russell E. and Anastasia 






300 


11 40 


Maher, Raymond P. and Ger- 










trude M 






3,300 


125 40 


Maier, Hanns J. and Mary C. . . 






200 


7 60 


Mallett, Herbert A. and Eva M. 






2,600 


98 80 


Mann, David \\ T 


6,500 


247 00 


22,900 




Mann, David W. and Iva S 


870 20 


Mann, Edward W 






300 
1,500 


11 40 


Mannarino, Heirs of Anna 


57 00 


Marchetti, John W. and Sarah 










G 






8,000 
5,000 


304 00 


Martin, Fred and Marie 


190 00 


Martin, Owen E. ex u/w of Mar- 
















3,000 


114 00 


Martin, Wilhelmina W 






9,500 


361 00 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



89 



Name of Taxpayer 



Mascari, Edward . . . 

Mascari, Leonard E. 

B 



and Grace 



Michel, Jules 

Michel, Jules J. and Marie C. . 
Militzer, Raymond E. and Martha 

B 

Miller, Henry D. and Mary E 
Mills, Cecil R. and Lillian M. . 

Monks, Caroline T 

Monks, John P 

Monks, John P. and Ann S. . 
Moody, Charles P. and Josephine 

C 



Moore, Herbert L., Jr., and Sylvia 
\Y 

Moore, Paul 

Morgan, Daniel J. and Angelina 
M 

Morris, Milliage E 

Morris, Robert E. F. and Clara 
D 

Morris, Robert H. and Irene S. . 

Morrissey, John Joseph 

Morse, Thomas R 

Moses, John P. and Alice \Y 

Moszka, Stanley E. and Anna. . 

Mount Auburn Cemetery 

Mukhitarian, Samuel and Ste- 
phanie 

Murfitt, Meryle Cutter 

Murlless, Arthur T. and Barbara 
G 

Murphy, Bridget 

Murphy, Cyrus W. and Persis S. 

Murphy, Edward W 

Murphy, Heirs of Jeremiah 

Murphy, Mina Dorothea 

Murray, Marie P 

Neary, Patrick J. and Alice B. . 

Nelson, W. Newton and Eleanor 
K 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



$25 



150 



6,170 



85 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



$0 95 



5 70 



234 46 



3 23 



$11,000 

10,040 

4,000 
8,500 
2,500 
1,500 

48,900 

5,000 



9,000 



Tax 

on 
Real Estate 



$418 00 

381 52 

152 00 

323 00 

95 00 

57 00 

1,858 20 

190 00 



1,200 


45 60 


100 


3 80 


350 


13 30 


1,500 


57 00 


3,700 


140 60 


5,000 


190 00 


4,500 


171 00 


13,300 


505 40 


4.750 


180 50 


500 


19 00 


2,500 


95 00 


3,050 


115 90 


9,000 


342 00 


1,200 


45 60 


3,800 


144 40 


2,500 


95 00 


800 


30 40 


3,500 


133 00 


3,500 


133 00 


6,100 


231 80 


4,200 


159 60 



342 00 



90 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 


Neumann, Ernest P. and Sylvia 










B 






$5,250 

900 


$199 50 


Neville, Ellen M., Heirs of 






34?20 


Neville, James M. and Henry P., 










Heirs of 






4,500 


171 00 


Neville, Mary A. and Delia M. . 


$2,200 


$83 60 






New England Tel. & Tel. Co.. . . 


55,650 


2,114 70 


4,000 


152 00 


Newell, Joseph S. and Lena M.. 






8,500 


323 00 


Newton, Harland B. and Ethel 










H 






6,850 


260 30 


Norton, Paul L. and Margaret . 






6,000 


228 00 


Norton, Thomas F., Trustee. . . . 






1,500 


57 00 


Nystrom, Foster H. and Edna C. 






5,750 


218 50 








5,700 


216 60 


O'Reilly, Andrew J. and Jose- 










phine M 






5,000 


190 00 


O'Reilly, Joseph J. and Camilla 








M 






3,800 


144 40 


O'Sullivan, William J 


1,225 


46 55 






O'Sullivan, William J. and Mary 










E 






35,000 
7,000 


1,330 00 


Paddock, Louis E. and Anne E.. 






266 00 


Page, Elliott F. and Emily R. . . 






1,300 


49 40 


Page, William N. and Elizabeth 










T 




8,000 
200 


304 00 


j 

Paine, Charles H 






7 60 


Pallotta, Henry and Eleanor A. 






4,500 


171 00 


Palmer, Waldo E. and Eleanor 










M 






7,500 


285 00 




335 


12 73 




Panetta, Pasquale and Mary . . . 






4,030 


153 14 


Parks, Henry A. and Harriett A. 






2,300 


87 40 


Pattison, Mary I 






4,850 
400 


184 30 


Pavlo, Samuel G 






15 20 


Pear, Ada Berning 






3,000 


114 00 


Peck, W. Valorus 






3,850 


146 30 


Peirce, Harriet T 






4,000 

750 

2,500 


152 00 


Peirce, Isabel T 






28 50 


Peirce, Jane I 


95 00 


Pellandini, Robert T. and Vir- 










ginia A 






4,700 


178 60 


Peloquin, Roy J. and Alice M. . 






4,300 


163 40 


Pertzoff, Constantin 


7,510 


285 38 











ASSESSORS' REPORT 



91 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 
Real Estate 



Pertzoff, Constantin A. and Olga 

Pedersen, Andrew 

Peterson, Arthur C. W. and 

Mabel C 

Peterson, Edward H. and Vir 

ginia ■ 

Peterson, John F. and Julia M. 

Peterson, Roy C 

Phillips, Henry B. and Charlotte 

T 

Pike, Harriet 

Pike, Helen 

Polhamus, Earl A. and Doris A 

Polhamus, Roland 

Pollard, Frederick H., et al 

Poole, Ruth E. and Frederick . . 
Poor, Jane H. and Fitch, Marion 

A 

Potter, Howard L. and Barbara 

V 



Preston, Jean Wood and Pert- 
zoff, Olga 

Preston, William M. and Jean 
Wood 

Primak, John 

Primak, John and Lena 

Queen, Robert C. and Hester M. 

Rand, Janet G 

Rand, Lucy K 

Rand, William 

Rando, Giovanina 

Rasmussen, Robert F. and Doris 
A. Bardsley 

Raymond, Gardner L. and Jean 
M 

Rice, Arthur W., Jr., and Pauline 
K 

Rice, Edwin B. and Madeline A. 

Rice, Richard B. and Grace W.. 

Rice, Warren A 

Richardson, Howard C 

Riley, Allston and Marion 

Roach, James L. and Dora J. 



$1,000 



500 



$38 00 



19 00 



1,185 



1,500 



45 03 



57 00 



200 



7 60 



$40,490 
1,100 

7,000 

5,630 
5,500 



3,000 
16,250 


400 


200 


4,300 


13,000 


4,300 


12,500 


6,000 


4,000 


7,000 


12,250 


3,500 


6,000 


17,600 


4,850 


2,500 


5,000 


12,200 


6,350 


4,000 


200 


6,900 


1,200 



$1,538 62 
41 80 

266 00 

213 94 
209 00 
114 00 

617 50 

15 20 

7 60 

163 40 

494 00 
163 40 

475 00 

228 00 

152 00 

266 00 

465 50 

133 00 

228 00 

668 80 

184 30 

95 00 

190 00 

463 60 
241 30 

152 00 

7 60 

262 20 

45 60 



92 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 


Robbins, Roland W. and Geral- 
















$3,000 
3,500 
2,500 
7,750 

19,000 
6,500 


$114 00 

133 00 


Robinson, Dora J 












95 00 


Rodiman, Mildred M 






294 50 


Rogers, Kdward H 


$880 


$33 44 


722 00 


Rogers, John H 






247 00 


Rollins, Elmer A 


1,000 


38 00 




Rollins, Elmer A., Trustee 






800 


30 40 


Rooney, John J. and Margaret C. 






1,500 


57 00 


Rooney, Edward D. and Eliza- 










beth M 






5,300 
3,000 


201 40 


Roonev, John W. . 


114 00 












Heirs of Margaret J. Rooney. 






1,800 


68 40 


Root, Harriet E 






600 


22 80 




115 


4 37 






Rouner, Thomas J. and Doris J. 






6,000 


228. 00 


Rowe, Standish S 






3,700 


140 60 


Rudzki, Jan A. and Mary 






4,100 


155 80 


Russes, Frances 






2,900 


110 20 


Ryan, Anastasia, Heirs of Daniel 
















2,400 


91 20 


Ryan, Heirs of William H., 








Anthony J. Doherty, Trustee. 






2,500 


95 00 








3,500 
4,000 


133 00 


Ryan, Mary J 






152 00 


Sargent, Francis B 






10,000 


380 00 


Sawtell, Clement C 


410 


15 58 






Sawtell, Clement C. and Ade- 










laide I 






6,000 


228 00 


Schaal, Albert A. and Zelpha M. 






200 


7 60 


Schofield, Mary A 


250 


9 50 












2,220 


84 36 


Schwann, William and Sonya . . 






6,850 


260 30 


Scott, Herman H 






6,500 


247 00 


Scott, Robert W 






37,700 


1,432 60 


Sears, Olga 






6,500 


247 00 


Secora, Julia 






2,500 


95 00 


Seeckts, Marion E 






4,000 


152 00 


Shand, Lloyd D. and Betty M.. . 






500 


19 00 


Shaw, Alice DeS 






20,000 


760 00 


Shea, Heirs of Cornelius T 






5,900 


224 20 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



93 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggrevate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 
Real Estate 



Shepard, Paul F 

Sherman, Daniel E 

Sherman, D. E. Sherman, Jr.. 

Sherman, Marguerite 

Sherman, Mary J 

Sherwin, Edward V 

Shumway, Herbert L. and Violet 

A 

Silva, Mary 

Silva, Manuel, Heirs of, Mary E. 

Silva, Adm 

Sims, Mildred A 

Simonds, Anthony J 

Smith, Carl D. and Florence C 
Smith, John E. and Helen M.. . . 
Smith, Lewis F. and Elizabeth H. 

Smith-Peterson, Helda D 

Smith, Sumner 

Snelling, Caroline 

Snelling, Charles A 

Snelling, Dorothy R 

Snelling, Howard and Elizabeth 

Snider, Joseph L 

Snider, Joseph L. and Greta . . . 

Sorenson, Hans, Heirs of 

Sorenson, J. Oscar 

Spooner, Lily T 

Sterner, John and Janine M. . . . 
Stevens, Kimball C. and Eleanor 

G 

Stone, Edith C 

Storey, Francis V. and Gertrude 

B 

Storrow, Helen O., Estate of . . . . 

Stuart, Edward T 

Sullivan, Richard C. and Winni- 

f red P 

Swanson, Alfred and Alma 

Swanson, Arthur W. and Helen 

K 

Swift, Orlando B 

Swift, Orlando B. and Janice B.. 
Swinconeck, John J 



$210 
1,675 



10,725 



300 



2,775 



100 



100 



$7 98 
63 65 



407 55 



11 40 



105 45 



3 80 



3 80 



$3,750 
13,450 

1,000 

150 

1,500 

1.200 



600 

7,650 
1,600 



$142 50 

511 10 

38 00 

5 70 

57 00 

45 60 



21,750 


826 50 


1,700 


64 60 


1,800 


68 40 


4,000 


152 00 


250 


9 50 


2,150 


81 70 


63,700 


2,420 60 


4,500 


171 00 


4,100 


155 80 


4,325 


164 35 


4,500 


171 00 


7,700 


292 60 


2,700 


102 60 


4,250 


161 50 


4,250 


161 50 


1,600 


60 80 


4,500 


171 00 


300 


11 40 


1,000 


38 00 


19,450 


739 10 


1,500 


57 00 


800 


30 40 


950 


36 10 



22 80 

290 70 

60 80 



94 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 



Taillacq, Heirs of Elsie A. C. 

Tarbell, Charles L 

Tarbell, George G 

Tarbell, George G. et al. Trustee 

u/w George G. Tarbell 

Tarbell, George G., Jr 

Tasker, Eliza J 

Taylor, Beulah A 

Taylor, Edward S. and Con 

stance R 

Taylor, Warren O. and Kather- 

ine C 

Tead, Stanley H. and Eleanor K 

Tew, John B 

Thiessen, Arthur E. and Laura. 

Thompson, Ann B 

Thorpe, Margaret M 

Todd, C. Lee 

Todd, Mabel H 

Todd, Pauline E., Adm. u/w C 

Lee Todd 

Tonseth, Didrick and Phebe . . . 
Torode, Herbert L. and Lorraine 

S 

Tracey, Elizabeth C 

Tracey, Joseph R 

Tracey, Joseph R. and Elizabeth 

C 



Tracy, John W. and Gertrude G. 

Trenholm, Charles E. and Har- 
riet M 

Trull, Sybil Shaw, Ex 

Tyler, Ethel A., Adm., u/w Fred 
Tyler 

Tyler, Watson, Heirs of, Mrs. 
Bertha Wolf, Admx 

Umbrello, Francis 

Umbrello, Francis and Virginia. 

Vance, Jane K 

VanLeer, Hans L 

VanLeer, Hans L. and Mary K.. 

Van Wart, Walter L. and Mary 
A 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



$500 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



S19 00 



500 
500 



500 



4,750 



4.125 



19 00 
19 00 



19 00 



180 50 



156 75 



Aggregate 

Value cf 

Real 

Estate 



$4,000 
1,000 



19,150 
1,000 
3,500 
5,050 

4,800 

750 

7,000 

14,400 

13,500 

1,000 

5,500 

20,000 

26,900 
1,850 

3,000 
8,300 



500 
2,830 

2,425 
200 

2,700 

2,700 

8,750 

15,000 

900 

8,000 

1,750 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



$152 00 
38 00 



727 70 

38 00 

133 00 

191 90 

182 40 

28 50 
266 00 
547 20 
513 00 

38 00 
209 00 

760 00 

1,022 20 
70 30 

114 00 
315 40 



19 00 

107 54 

92 15 
7 60 

102 60 

102 60 

332 50 

570 00 

34 20 

304 00 

66 50 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



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Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

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Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 


Waible, Wendell J. and Florence 










E 






$4,500 
250 


$171 00 


Walker, A. Bruce 






9 50 


Ward, Henry DeC. and Janet C. 






10,200 


387 60 


Warner, Henrietta S 


$500 


$19 00 


9,500 

20,000 

3,600 

2,100 


361 00 


Warner, Henry E 






760 00 








136 80 


Washburn. Lylla A 






79 80 


Washburn, Mabel L. and Rachel 








W 






3,000 

100 

1,000 


114 00 


Washburn, Rachel W 






3 80 


Watson, Lily I 


38 00 


Watson, William E. and Claire 








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400 


15 20 


Webb, Rosella 






5,200 
5,200 


197 60 


Wellman, Bertram and Cora B. 






197 60 


Wells, George and Katherine W. 






8,200 


311 60 


Westcott, Charles W. C. and 










Mary 






350 


13 30 


Westcott, Vernon C. and Mary 










Alice 






5,450 


207 10 


Western Union Tel. & Tel. Co.. . 


2,800 


106 40 




Westman, Charles L 






7,000 
3,000 


266 00 


Weston, Georgianna H 






114 00 


Wheeler, Elizabeth F., Ann H. 










and Man- L. and Ruth A. 










Gale 






14,650 
6,000 


556 70 


Whitman, Annette Ross 






228 00 


Whitney, Marion B 






1,500 


57 00 


Whittier, Charles F. and Calkins, 








Ramona T 






1,100 
6,000 


41 80 


Wildes, Leland A. and Irene E.. 






228 00 


Wiley, G. Arnold and Helen . . . 






3,500 


133 00 


Wilkins, John H. and Aida S.. . . 


1,500 


57 00 


15,000 


570 00 


Whittier, Charles F 


15 


57 






\\ llkshire, Alice E 






100 


3 80 


Williams, Edwin L., Jr 






900 


34 20 


Williamson, Elizabeth R 






1,300 


49 40 


Wilson, Clifford X. and Marion, 










Ex. u/w Emma A. Wilson. . . . 






800 


30 40 


Wilson, John 






3,500 


133 00 


Wilson, John Otis 






9,100 


US 80 







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TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

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Tax on 

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Estate 


Aggregate 

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Real 

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Tax 

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Wilson, Montgomery S. and 










Alary Ann 






$4,400 


$167 20 


Winchell, Guilbert S 


$725 


$27 55 


2,000 
27,000 


76 00 


Winchell, Guilbert and Evelyn. . 






1,026 00 


Witham, Arthur B 


150 


5 70 






Witham, Arthur B. and Mar- 




garet F 






2,100 
1,500 


79 80 


Wolff, Otto E 






57 00 


Wood, Frank H. and Jeanne R. 






1,000 


38 00 


Woodbury, Helen S 






7,000 
2,000 


266 00 


Woodhull, Deane H 






76 00 


Woodhull, John H 






1,500 


57 00 


Woodland Trust, Arthur B. 








Brooks, John M. Eaton and 










Ralph C. Piper, Trustees .... 






420 


15 96 


Worcester, Alice E. and others . 






2,000 


76 00 


Victor's Market 


2,000 


76 00 






Young, Charlotte Wales 






3,850 


146 30 


Young, David B 






3,150 


119 70 


Zander, Helmut A 






3,300 


125 40 







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TREASURER'S REPORT, CALENDAR YEAR, 1948 



January 1, Balance $81,876 76 

Receipts 

Anti-Rabies Dog Clinic 64 50 

Board of Appeals 27 00 

Board of Health 277 50 

Transfer from Schools for services of Nurse 460 00 

Borrowed in Anticipation of Tax Receipts 50,000 00 

Borrowed for New School and Highway Building 333,861 33 

Accrued Interest to December 22 352 92 

Building Inspector 437 50 

Cemetery Fund 616 02 

Cemetery, Digging Graves 345 00 

City of Cambridge, Taxes 1947 535 62 

Collector, Taxes 160,292 37 

Interest and Costs 235 94 

Concord Court Fines 100 00 

deCordova, School Equipment Trust Fund Income 612 39 

Highway Department, Local 10 50 

Machinery Account 1,712 60 

Insurance Refund 65 10 

Interest on Deposits 1,266 15 

Library Fines 162 50 

Massachusetts, Commonwealth of: 

Income Tax $31,613 56 

Corporation Tax 8,259 66 

Highways, Chapter 90 6,990 64 

Highways, Snow Removal 397 50 

Old Age Assistance 9,793 68 

a/c Loss of Taxes 221 57 

Meals Tax 542 94 

Vocational Education 117 80 

High School Transportation 7,482 38 

65,419 73 

Miscellaneous, Licenses, etc 21 70 

Middlesex County, Dog Tax 571 79 

Middlesex County, Highways, Chapter 90, 1947 3,993 04 

Old Age Assistance Refunds 877 98 

Planning Board 10 00 

Post-War Rehabilitation Fund 50,250 00 

Schools, Grammar School Fund 11 14 

Tuition and Transportation 508 50 

Town Clerk, Dog Licenses 779 SO 

Town Hall, Rental 83 00 



TREASURER'S REPORT 101 

U.S.A. Old Age Assistance $7,458 79 

U.S.A. Old Age Assistance Administration 160 91 

Water Department, Bonds and Interest 5,062 50 

$768,520 58 

Payments 

Selectmen's Orders $246,135 87 

Massachusetts, Commonwealth of: 

State Parks and Reservations 217 91 

Auditing Municipal Accounts 430 55 

Middlesex County: 

1948 Tax 8,151 23 

Dog Tax 778 00 

Tuberculosis Hospital 1,317 21 

Pension Fund 1,053 00 

Tax Anticipation Notes 50,000 00 

$308,083 77 

December 31. Balance in Banks 460,436 81 



$768,520 58 



General Fund 

A ssets 

Concord National Bank $59,825 24 

Day Trust Company 333,745 29 

Arlington Five Cents Savings Bank 4,241 07 

Brockton Savings Bank 4,204 32 

Brookline Savings Bank 2,131 06 

Cambridge Savings Bank 4,347 45 

East Bridgewater Savings Bank 4,200 77 

Franklin Savings Bank 4,299 28 

Home Savings Bank 4,267 49 

Institution for Savings in Roxbury 4,225 20 

Lowell Savings Bank 2,104 77 

Lynn Five Cents Savings Bank 4,253 14 

Newton Savings Bank 4,309 96 

North Avenue Savings Bank 2,135 44 

Waltham Savings Bank 4,324 25 

Whitman Savings Bank 4,274 36 

First National Bank, Boston 1 ,000 00 

$447,889 09 



102 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Julian deCordova Grants, reserved for School 
Purposes: 

Belmont Savings Bank 

Boston Five Cents Savings Bank 

Natick Five Cents Savings Bank 

Maiden Savings Bank 

Warren Institution for Savings 



Equipment 


$3,919 29 


3,787 07 


1,058 81 


2,098 53 


1,684 02 



$12,547 72 



On Deposit $460,436 81 

Taxes, Interest to be added 9,926 19 

Accounts Receivable: 

Cambridge, City of, Taxes 616 68 

Commonwealth of Mass. O.A.A 1,881 59 

U.S.A. Old Age Assistance 1,559 42 

Chapter 90, State and County aid to Highways, (est.). . . . 8,717 55 



Total Assets $483,138 24 

Liabilities 



Dog Licenses due County 

Road Machinery Fund 

Reserve, Old Age Assistance, Federal 

Maintenance 

Aid to Dependent Children, Federal 

Julian deCordova Grants for School Equipment . 
deCordova School Equipment Fund, 1948 Income 

Old Age Assistance Recovery 

Reserve for debt maturities December 1, 1949, 

Balance of premium from sale of bonds 

Overla}' Reserves 



Unexpended Appropriation Balances: 

Cemetery 

Gazette 

Highway Equipment Building . . . 

New School 

School Building Committee 

Mill Street Widening 



Surplus: 

Overlay Surplus 
General Funds 



$5 40 


1,762 


60 


286 


21 


2 


20 


121 


93 


12,547 


72 


612 


39 


160 00 


3,003 


18 


4,442 


94 


500 00 


61 


63 


29,218 


79 


518,890 26 


1,000 


00 


130 


34 


18,706 


52 


91,686 


13 



$483,138 24 



TREASURER'S REPORT 103 

OUTSTANDING DEBT 

$200,000 School Building Loan \%% due $10,000 each De- 
cember 1, 1949-1968, issued under Chapter 208, 
Acts of 1948. 

90,000 School Building Loan 1%% due $5,000 each De- 
cember 1, 1949-1958, and $4,000 each December 
1, 1959-1968, issued under Chapter 44, General 
Laws as amended. 

40,000 Highway Equipment Building Loan 1M% due 
$4,000 each December 1, 1949-1958, issued under 
Chapter 44, General Laws as amended. 

FREDERICK B. TAYLOR, 

Treasurer. 

WATER DEPARTMENT REPORT 
For the Year Ending December 31, 1948 

1948 
Jan. 1 Balance $9,958 70 

Operating: 

Rates, 1947 $441 00 

Meter, 1947 52 96 

Rates, 1948 14,733 79 

Meter, 1948 502 93 

Rent of Hydrants 3,000 00 

18,730 68 



$28,689 38 



Expenses 
Operating: 

Expense $1,403 01 

Power 2,446 10 

Salaries 1,025 00 

Repairs and Renewals 15,791 23 



$20,665 34 

Sundry: 

Transferred to General Account, Interest on 

Bonds $62 50 

Transferred to General Account for Bonds 

due December 1, 1948 5,000 00 

$5,062 50 

December 31, Balance on Deposit 2,961 54 

$28,689 38 



104 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

CEMETERY FUND 

Cash Account 
Receipts of 1948: 

Proceeds, sale of cemetery lots $1,375 00 

Interest on savings deposit 91 02 

$1,466 02 

Less: 1948 income paid to General Funds. ... $91 02 
Deposited in Middlesex Institution for 

Savings 825 00 

1943 Appropriation to General Funds . 25 00 

1948 Appropriation to General Funds . 500 00 

Repurchase of Lot No. 461 25 00 1,466 02 



Savings Bank Deposit at December 31, 1948 
Middlesex Institution for Savings $5,174 24 



TREASURER'S REPORT 



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TREASURER'S REPORT 107 

deCordova Museum and Park 
January 1- November 30, 1948 
Receipts 
Merchants National Bank of Boston, Trustee of "A" Trust 

— 1947 income $2,800 00 

— 1948 income (9 months) 3,850 00 

Trustees of "B" Trust, 70% of estimated net income for the 

first 9 months of 1948 14,946 26 

Estate of Julian deCordova, expenditures by Selectmen in 

1945-1947 in excess of receipts from "A" Trust 11,097 62 

Estate of Julian deCordova, per Court order, for expenses in 

connection with litigation 1,987 00 

Advances from deCordova Museum and Park Fund in 1948. 1,508 00 



$36,188 88 



Expenditures 
Museum and Park expenses, per order of Selectmen (see 

detail) $11,510 06 

Repayment of advances from deCordova Museum and Park 

Fund, 1945-1948 15,405 62 

Balance of cash transferred to new corporation — deCordova 

and Dana Museum and Park 9,273 20 



$36,188 88 



Detail of Expenditures 
Care of Grounds: 

New power lawn mower 

New lawn sweeper 

Caretaker's salary 

Care of trees, lawn, roads, drains, etc 

Snow removal 

Gas and repairs to truck 

Caretaker's car allowance 

Care of Buildings: 

Insurance (including survey) 

Light and power 

Repairs to Museum and gallery 

Repairs to cottage 

Supplies 

Oil 

Telephone 

Water 

Storage of rugs and tapestries 



$289 50 




46 00 




1,632 80 




1,555 92 




81 00 




80 67 




44 00 


$3,729 89 


$821 97 




112 82 




2,200 43 




646 38 




90 44 




1,407 88 




88 50 




24 24 




130 80 


5,523 -16 



108 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Miscellaneous: 

Post Office box rent $1 40 

Medical care, caretaker 15 00 

Contour map of grounds 130 00 

Survey of buildings by Thomas Worcester, 
Inc. with estimates on cost of repairs and 

remodelling 722 00 

W. G. Dooley, recommendations and testi- 
mony in court 

Printing of brief and Court opinion 

Estate of Julian deCordova, for miscellaneous 
building contents 

Total expenditures 



350 00 
838 31 

200 00 


$2,256 71 




$11,510 06 



FREDERICK B. TAYLOR, 

Treasurer. 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 109 

AUDITOR'S REPORT FOR 1948 



Following you will find a report of all the money paid out by 
the Town Treasurer on order of the Selectmen of Lincoln. 

I have examined the accounts of the officers entrusted with 
the receipts, custody and expenditure of money and find that 
the reports are correct. 

I have visited the First National Bank of Boston and verified 
all the Securities of the Town that are kept in the Safe Vault. 

JAMES W. LENNON, 

Auditor. 
School Account 

Payments 

Transportation : 

Doherty's Garage $7,543 84 

Rice's Garage 2,441 59 

Individuals 275 20 

Lincoln Taxi Service 79 35 

F. H. McKelvey 70 20 

Andrew J. Manges 40 53 

Corrigan's Taxi 25 90 

Helen P. Wiley 24 56 

$10,501 17 

Tuition: 

Town of Concord $12,012 00 

Town of Weston 3,639 94 

City of Waltham 492 00 

City of Newton 201 49 

Town of Lexington 75 00 

Norfolk Co. Agri. School 60 00 

16,480 43 

Supplies: 

J. L. Hammett Co $747 61 

Maynard Coat Co 717 31 

Rice's Oil Co 432 85 

John C. Winston Co 351 87 

MacMillan Co 339 88 

Waltham Coal Co 496 79 

American Crayon Co 201 13 

Mainco Trading Co 156 02 

American La France 153 79 

West Disinfecting Co L62 18 

Unique Press 134 00 

Ralph Bass 108 L9 

E. K. Babb Co 93 42 

Other BUpply |>a\ ment> 1,356 38 

5.451 42 



110 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Miscellaneous: 

Teachers' and Janitors' Salaries $37,432 04 

Mass. Teachers Retirement Fund 1,348 99 

Doherty's Garage, Amortization 292 43 

Rice's Garage, Amortization 905 01 

Rice's Garage, Insurance 195 84 

Doherty's Garage, Insurance 143 32 

Boston Edison Co 364 71 

Town of Lincoln, Nurse 460 00 

Randolph Piper, M.D 250 00 

James Fahey, Repairs 413 87 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co 155 48 

Other payments 1,219 78 

Total 

Vocational 

Total 

Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation 



$43,181 47 

$75,614 49 
470 74 

$76,085 23 
36 77 

$76,122 00 



General Highway Account 

Payments 
Supplies: 

Utility Oil Co $4,135 39 

Mass. Broken Stone Co 584 17 

Highland Sand & Gravel 1,124 33 

Rice's Oil Co 488 49 

Garden City Gravel Co 387 55 

Berger Metal Culvert Co 269 80 

B. W. Brown Grain Co 220 00 

Riverside Paint & Varnish 128 88 

Other Payments 159 19 

Miscellaneous: 

Payroll $11,702 36 

Sumner Smith, Rent 780 00 

E. W. Giles, Snow Work 480 50 

New Eng. Sand & Gravel Co 418 75 

A. J. Parker, Snow Work 309 00 

Joseph Cotoni, Snow Work 234 50 

J. J. Morrissey, Snow Work 78 00 

Lexington Sand & Gravel Co 171 74 

New Eng. Road Mach. Co 135 91 

E. W. Giles, Rent of Bulldozer 106 00 

New Eng. Telephone Co 77 55 

Traffic & Road Equip't Co 60 00 



$7,497 80 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 



111 



Doherty's Garage, Rent of Land 


$50 00 




Boston Edison Co 

Other payments 


44 69 

581 83 


$15,230 83 






Total 

Unexpended Balance 


$22,728 63 
10,220 37 


Appropriation 


$32,949 00 



Highway Machinery Account 

Payments 
Supplies: 

Socony- Vacuum Oil Co $1,491 41 

B. F. Goodrich Co 334 08 

Files & O'Keefe 183 10 

Doherty's Garage 93 40 

Other Payments 91 06 

Miscellaneous: 

Rice's Garage, Repairs $662 03 

Roy Johnson's Tire Shop, Repairs 240 99 

The White Motor Co., Repairs 194 18 

Arc Welding Co., Repairs 182 85 

E. W. Systrom Co., Repairs 148 70 

Mack Motor Truck Co., Repairs 90 24 

Other Payments 163 40 

Total 

Transferred from Reserve $275 44 

Appropriation 3,600 00 

S3, 875 44 



$2,193 05 



1,682 39 



$3,875 44 



Insurance Account 

Payments 

Expenses 

Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation 



S3, 651 75 
868 25 

$4,520 00 



112 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Police Department 

Payments 
Salaries: 

John J. Kelliher $2,500 00 

Edward B. Cunningham 2,575 00 

John Gilbert, Special Police 10 00 

Isaac Langille, Special Police 14 00 

Daniel Ryan, Special Police 6 00 

James L. Cunningham, Special Police 6 00 

Lawrence Hallett, Special Police 6 00 

Henry Warner, Special Police 6 00 

Frank Gordon, Special Police 4 00 

Miscellaneous: 

Tracey's Service Station, Gas & Oil $425 07 

F. K. Johnson, Balance on Car 382 00 

J. A. Heyliger, Radio Services 100 95 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co 99 04 

Rice's Garage, Repairs 50 30 

Lincoln Auto Service, Repairs 30 77 

M. Linsky & Bros., Supplies 22 95 

Minuteman Chevrolet, Repairs 19 55 

Albert Brooks, Snow Work 16 00 

W 7 estern Emergency Light Co., Supplies. ... 16 00 

Dalton & Robinson, Repairs 9 60 

F. K. Johnson, Repairs 4 61 

Doherty's Garage, Repairs 2 00 

Lincoln Taxi Service 1 25 

Com. of Public Safety, Permits 45 

Total 

Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation 



$5,127 00 



1,180 54 

$6,307 54 
237 46 

$6,545 00 



Moth and Tree Department 

Payments 
Labor: 

Lawrence Hallet 

John Gilbert 

James Ryan 

James Cunningham 



$720 00 

712 50 

73 80 

47 50 



$1,553 80 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 113 



Su p pi ie s.- 
Frost Insecticide Co 

Rice's Garage, Gas & Oil 

Tracey's Service Station, Gas & Oil. 

Miscellaneous: 

Daniel J. Curtin, Labor on Trees . 
Fitzhenry-Guptill Co., Repairs . . . 

Rice's Garage, Repairs 

John E. Dolan, Filing Saws 



Total 

Unexpended Balance 



$339 50 
120 21 

92 77 


$552 48 
689 63 


$537 00 

101 62 

49 41 

1 60 






$2,795 91 
1,014 09 




$3,810 00 



Appropriation 

Street Lights 

Payments 

Boston Edison Co $4,579 99 

Transferred from Reserve $49 99 

Appropriation 4,530 00 



$4,579 99 



Town Hall Account 

Payments 

Orrin C. Wood, Janitor Service $2,349 35 

Rice's Oil Co., Fuel Oil 585 41 

Boston Edison Co 221 26 

Maynard Coal Co 126 65 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co 168 49 

J. Leslie Campbell, Electrical Work 272 87 

Chamberlain Co., Weather Strips 11706 

A. D. Handy Co., Supplies 91 00 

James E. Lahey, Repairs 109 15 

Joseph Antognoni, Loud Speaker 80 00 

Concord Hardware Co 56 33 

Town of Lincoln, Water 42 50 

Other Payments 294 96 

Total $4,515 03 

Unexpended Balance 266 ( )7 

Appropriation $4,782 00 

Engineering Services 
Payment 

C. J. Sittinger, Services $300 00 

Transferred from Reserve Account $300 oo 



114 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Election and Registration Account 

Payments 

Helena Dee, Checker and Teller 

William O. Causer, Checker and Teller 

D. Everett Sherman, Checker and Teller 

Bertha Bowles, Teller 

Manley Boyce, Teller 

Joseph Frazier, Teller 

Howard Snelling, Checker 

Alice Boyce, Checker 

Bernice Wilson, Counting Votes 

Elizabeth Coan, Counting Votes 

James W. Lennon, Counting Votes 

Henry J. Davis, Registrar 

Manley Boyce, Registrar 

Andrew J. Dougherty, Registrar 

William H. Davis, Registrar 

Garden City Printing Co 

Henry J. Davis, Listing 

D. R. Mailing Service, Printing 

A. T. Ball, Supplies 

Mary E. Causer, Supplies 

Total 

Appropriation $735 00 

Special 50 00 

Transfer 29 23 



$35 25 


31 


50 


22 


50 


26 


25 


25 


50 


22 


50 


16 


50 


6 


00 


7 


50 


7 


50 


7 


50 


50 00 


50 


00 


50 


00 


50 


00 


231 


25 


150 00 


14 


23 


7 


75 


2 


50 



$814 23 



$814 23 



Highway Chapter 90, Construction 

$6000 00 to be taken from free cash and returned when received. 

Payments 

Payroll $3,135 80 

Town of Lincoln, Truck & Grader Rental 1,511 20 

Utility Oil Co 900 53 

Leo Boeski, Rent of Shovel 828 00 

Lincoln Contracting Co., Gravel 773 50 

Greenough Bros., Rent of Roller 222 00 

Joseph Britt, Rent of Compressor 220 80 

Highland Sand & Gravel Co 117 01 

Other Payments 287 45 

Total $7,996 29 

L T nexpended Balance 3 71 

Appropriation $8,000 00 



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115 



Building Inspector 

Cyrus W. Murphy, Services 

William Dean, Services 

Hayward Pierce, Services 

Other Payments 

Total 

Transferred from Reserve $75 04 

Appropriation 300 00 



$375 04 



$230 00 


112 


88 


9 


00 


23 


16 



$375 04 



Library Account 

Payments 
Salary: 

Edith B. Farrar $1,500 00 

Supplies: 

Personal Book Shop $179 22 

Concord Bookshop 137 98 

Old Corner Book Store 94 23 

Doubleday Co 46 21 

Other Payments 189 18 

646 82 

Miscellaneous: 

James T. Ryan, Painting $357 00 

Maynard Coal Co 215 00 

M. F. Standard, Repairs 150 00 

L. A. Wells Bindery Co 93 41 

Boston Edison Co 64 15 

Manning W. MacRae 50 1 1 

Mary J. Schofield, Subscriptions 84 50 

Other Payments 200 80 

1,214 97 

Total $3,361 79 

Appropriation $2,790 00 

Dog Tax 571 79 



$3,361 79 $3,361 79 



Fire Department Account 

Payments 

Supplii is: 

Farrar Co M 10 

American La I'rance Corp 210 98 

Other Siu. ill Pai ments 53 39 



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116 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Salaries: 

Engineers $225 00 

Miscellaneous: 

Labor of firemen $1,069 00 

Doherty's Garage, Storage, Etc 763 08 

Tracey's Service Station 285 31 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co 98 34 

Other Payments 198 50 



Total 

Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation 

Board of Health 

Payments 
Salaries: 

Marian Ober $2,136 04 

Dorothy Bates 178 00 

Miscellaneous: 

Tracey's Service Station $116 07 

Other Payments 3 19 43 



2,414 23 


$3,138 00 
1,162 00 


$4,300 00 



$2,314 04 



435 50 



Total $2,749 54 

Unexpended Balance 164 46 



Appropriation $2,914 00 

Chapter 90, Maintenance 

$2,000 00 to be taken from free cash and returned when received. 

Payments 
Payroll $1,433 40 

Supplies: 

Mass. Broken Stone Co $568 02 

Utility Oil Co 357 22 

Comm. of Mass, Posts 225 00 

New Eng. Fence Co 120 00 

Berger Metal Culvert Co 98 49 

1,368 73 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 



117 



Miscellaneous: 

Town of Lincoln, Trucks $82 70 

E. W. Giles, Roller 57 00 

Greenough Bros., Moving Roller 28 00 

Town of Stow, Roller 24 00 

New Eng. Sand & Gravel Co 3 30 

$195 00 

Total $2,997 13 

Unexpended Balance 2 87 

Appropriation $3,000 00 

Auditor's Account 

Payment 

James W. Lennon $150 00 

Appropriation 150 00 

Inspector of Animals 

Payment 

Daniel E. Sherman $100 00 

Appropriation 100 00 



Playground and Ball Field Account 

Payments 
Salaries: 

James Dudley, Services $400 00 

Sally Foss, Services 100 00 



Supplies: 

Horace Partridge 
Other Supplies . 



Miscellaneous: 

Walter Wood, Labor 

Edmund Giles, Rolling Field 

R. Mahan, Labor 

Other Payments 



Total 

I Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation 



$146 42 




49 76 






196 18 




$190 80 




48 00 




42 55 




77 57 






358 ( >J 






Si. 055 in 




644 90 




'!,) 00 



118 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Cemetery Account 

Payments 
Labor: 

George Cunningham 

David Spooner 

Jess Hoyt 

James Ryan 

William Savage 

A. Stuart 

James Cunningham 

Miscellaneous: 

A. J. Parker, Snow Work 

Lincoln Auto Service, Repairs 

Journal Press, Supplies 

Town of Lincoln, Water 

Total 

Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation 



$791 30 
293 95 
174 60 
120 15 
108 90 
27 00 
21 60 



$93 00 


28 


25 


23 


50 


17 


00 



$1,537 50 



161 75 

$1,699 25 
600 75 

$2,300 00 



Selectmen's Account 

Payments 
Salaries: 

Sumner Smith 

H. Bigelow Hills 

John Todd 

Mary E. Causer 

Supplies: 

Lawyers Cooperative Pub. Co 

H. S. Home & Co 

Rosella Webb, Stamps 

Miscellaneous: 

New Eng. Tel. & Tel. Co 

Waltham News Tribune 

Middlesex Co., Selectmen's Assoc, Dues . . . 

Total 

Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation 



$200 00 


200 


00 


200 00 


1,589 


92 


$110 


10 


38 


89 


22 


32 


$41 


06 


3 


12 


3 


00 



$2,189 92 



171 31 



47 18 

$2,408 41 
81 59 

$2,490 00 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 



119 



Treasurer's Account 

Payments 



Salaries: 

Frederick B. Taylor 
Mary E. Causer. . . . 



Supplies: 

Rosella Webb 

Thomas Groom & Co. 



Miscellaneous: 

Frederick B. Taylor, Expenses . . . 
Frederick B. Taylor, Cert, of Note 
First National Bank, Rent of Safe 

H. S. Home & Co., Printing 

Treas. and Collector's Assoc. Dues. 



Total 

Unexpended Balance 



$200 00 
200 00 



$69 16 

51 80 



$6 00 
2 00 

15 00 
2 00 
1 00 



$400 00 



120 96 



26 00 



Appropriation 



$546 96 
9 04 

$556 00 



Collector's Account 

Payments 

William H. Davis, Salary 

William H. Davis, Expenses 

Rosella Webb, Envelopes 

Barry Printing Co 

Hobbs & Warren, Supplies 

Robinson Seal Co., Supplies 

L. Frank Perkins, Supplies 

Treas. and Collector's Assoc, Dues . 



Total 
Balance . 



Appropriation 



$1,500 00 


134 


36 


140 


00 


41 


22 


16 


98 


5 


12 


3 


85 


1 


00 


$1,842 


53 


7 


47 


$1,850 00 



William H. Davis, Salary 
Barry Printing Co 



Town Clerk Account 
Payments 



Total 

Unexpended Balance 

Approprial ion 



|300 00 
8 00 


1308 00 

_>7 00 



$335 00 



120 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Assessors' Account 

Payments 

D. Everett Sherman $200 00 

Cyrus Murphy 1 75 00 

Robert Scott 175 00 

Sadie Sherman, Clerical Work 67 15 

Hobbs & Warren, Supplies 38 34 

L. L. Applin, Transfers 34 18 

Other Payments 141 09 



Total $830 76 

Unexpended Balance 175 24 

Appropriation $1,006 00 



Highway Chapter 90, Article 12 

Payments 

Greenough Bros., Contract $3,977 91 

Globe Paper Co., Advertising 7 60 

Boston Post, Advertising 7 20 

New Eng. Road Builders Assoc, Advertising 6 80 

Total $3,999 51 

Unexpended Balance 49 

Appropriation $4,000 00 



Article 7, 1947 

The White Motor Truck Co., Truck $6,606 25 

New Eng. Road Machine Co., Snow Plow 625 00 

Appropriation $7,231 25 



Article 14, 1947 

Herrick, Smith, Donald Farley & Ketchum $250 00 

Newton & Weir, Services 240 95 

George Cunningham, Labor at Cemetery 150 00 

Garden City Printing Co., Balance 83 20 

Doherty's Garage, Rent of Land 50 00 

Albert Brooks, Labor at fires 22 50 

Total $796 65 

Appropriation 796 65 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 121 

Finance Committee 

Payments 

Assoc. Finance Committee, Dues $10 00 

Unexpended Balance 20 00 



Appropriation . $30 00 

Planning Board 

Payments 

Expenses $94 46 

Balance 105 54 

Appropriation $200 00 

Legal Services Account 

Newton & Weir $141 50 

Balance 858 50 

Appropriation $1,000 00 

School Vocation Account 

Payments 
Tuition: 

City of Waltham $121 06 

Waltham Trade School 82 08 

Norfolk Co. Agr. School 198 00 

$401 14 

Transportation: 

Alfred Stuart 69 60 

Total $470 74 

Old Age Assistance 

Payments 

Expenses $13,500 00 

Appropriation 13,500 00 

Old Age Assistance, Federal Grants 

Payments 
Expenses $7,355 \1 

Old Age Assistance Administration 

Payments 
Expenses $299 60 

Old Age Assistance Administration, Federal Grants 

Payments 
Expenses $ 188 00 



122 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Public Welfare 

Payments 

Expenses $593 30 

Soldiers' Benefits 

Payments 

Expenses $468 54 

Unexpended Balance 531 46 

Appropriation $1 ,000 00 

Aid to Dependent Children 

Appropriation $1,000 00 

Mill Street Widening 

Payments 

Payroll $292 50 

L. P. Boeske, Shovel Rental 280 00 

Joseph Britt, Drilling & Blasting 190 45 

J.J. Morrissey, Gravel 38 40 

Edmund Giles, Gravel 34 00 

Mass. Broken Stone Co 34 31 

Total $869 66 

Unexpended Balance 130 34 

Appropriation $1,000 00 

School Building Committee, 1947 

Payments 

Anderson & Beckwith, Services $400 00 

John E. Nichols, Services 275 00 

Garden City Printing Co 76 25 

D. R. Mailing Service, Printing and Mailing 35 58 

Wilfred Smith, Labor 26 25 

Irene Dorian, Services 22 50 

William Page, Services 21 43 

Orrin C. Wood, Labor 20 30 

Total $877 31 

Unexpended Balance 22 69 

Appropriation $900 00 

Article 15 
Heating Town Hall 

Trask Heating Co., Installing Heating System $3,880 00 

Appropriation 3,880 00 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 123 

Article 17 
Centre School Toilets 

Payments 

Asa W. Walls, Plumbing $1,510 00 

James E. Lahey, Repair Work 370 00 

James T. Ryan, Painting 350 00 

M. F Stankard & Son, Labor 300 00 

A. R. MacLeod, Electrical Work 219 74 

Total $2,749 74 

Unexpended Balance 26 

Appropriation $2,750 00 



Board of Appeals 

Payments 

Waltham News Tribune $29 38 

Rosella Webb, Supplies 11 16 

H. S. Home & Co., Supplies 2 00 

Total $42 54 

Unexpended Balance 207 46 

Appropriation $250 00 



Special Town Meeting June 3, Article 6 

New School Building and Equipment $335,000 00 

P. W. Rehabilitation Fund 44,000 00 

Borrowed under Chapter 208 200,000 00 

Borrowed under Chapter 44, General Laws 90,000 00 

Available Funds ' 1,000 00 

August 23 

Everett M. Brooks, Topographical Plan 260 00 

Anderson & Beckwith, Services 6,000 00 

October 25 

Anderson & Beckwith, Services 6,500 00 

Raymond Concrete Pile Co., Services 186 34 

December 27 

Anderson & Beckwith, Services 3,133 00 

Boston Herald Advertising 30 N> 

$16,10') 74 



124 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



New School Plans Committee 

Payments 

Anderson & Beckwith, Services $2,975 00 

Weston & Sampson, Services 1 50 00 

Alpin Press, Printing 325 00 

D. R. Mailing Service, Printing and Mailing 126 49 

Pearson Hunt, Express 38 92 

John O. Wilson, Expenses 18 90 

Anderson & Beckwith, Negatives 17 60 

Orrin C. W 7 ood, Services 6 20 

Total $3,658 1 1 

Unexpended Balance 91 89 

Appropriation $3,750 00 

Motor Vehicle Excise Refund 

Expenses $204 00 

Refund 

Expenses $226 08 

State Tax 

Expenses $648 46 

Preparations and Sale of Bonds 

Expenses $858 15 

County Tax $8,151 23 

Payment of Bonds, due $50,000 00 

Payment of Bonds, due $5,000 00 

Town Barn, Article 19, 1947 

Payments 

O'Sullivan & Murphy, Services $603 92 

Howard Snelling, Engineering Services 155 41 

Cleverdon Varney & Pike, Services 126 87 

Garden City Printing Co 57 75 

Garden City, Line Plates and Halflines 34 50 

D. R. Mailing Service 21 55 

Total $1,000 00 

Appropriation 1,000 00 

Rent of Land for Dump 

Cook Bros $200 00 

Appropriation 200 00 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 125 



Land for Town Barn 

Payments 
Waltham Federal Saving & Loan, Payment for Land 
George 0. Martin, Adm., Payment for Land 



Total . . . 
Appropriation 



Article 8. Water Department Rent of Hydrants 

Expenditures 

Appropriation 



Interest 



Expenditures 

Unexpended Balance 



$821 
2,678 


24 
76 


$3,500 00 
3,500 00 


:s 

$3,000 00 
3,000 00 


$252 08 
97 92 



Appropriation $350 00 

Middlesex Co. Sanatorium Assessment 

Payment 
Middlesex Co. Treas. Assessment $1,317 21 

Middlesex Co. Dog Tax 

Payment 
Middlesex Co. Treas. Tax $778 00 

Middlesex Co. Pension Fund 

Payment 

Middlesex Co. Retirement System Pension Fund $1,053 00 

Appropriation 1,053 00 

Unclassified, Town Reports 

Payments 

Garden City Printing Co $980 10 

Transferred from Reserve Account $80 10 

Appropriation 900 00 



$980 10 



$980 10 
Memorial Day 

Expenditures $125 00 

Appropriation 125 00 

Town Bulletin, Article 19 

I). R. Mailing Service, Printing $138 37 

Unexpended Balance 61 63 



Appropriation $200 00 



126 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Town Barn, Article 21 

$1,500 to be reaised in tax levy- 
Balance in Bond issue 

Payments 

Sciaba & Co., Contract $9,579 67 

O'Sullivan & Murphy, Services 1,110 78 

Francis H. Curtin, Bond 362 59 

Warren Pipe Co., Supplies 254 10 

L. P. Boeski, Bulldozer 185 50 

Lincoln Contracting Co., Gravel 183 20 

New Eng. Sand & Gravel Co., Bulldozer 151 00 

Howard Snelling, Engineering Services 135 59 

Utility Supply Corp., Supplies 96 60 

Lincoln Highway Dept., Rent of Trucks 93 70 

Highway Dept., Labor of Men 82 30 

F. H. Dodge Corp., Printing 32 20 

Lincoln Highway Dept., Land Bounds 10 50 

Mary E. Causer, Mailing 3 48 

Total $12,281 21 

Unexpended Balance 29,218 79 



$41,500 00 



Water Account 

Salaries: Payments 

John J. Kelliher $475 00 

William H. Davis 400 00 

Henry H. Davis 100 00 

Sumner Smith 75 00 

Robert Scott 75 00 



$1,125 00 



Supplies: 

John Mansville $3,133 83 

Utilities Supply Corp 1,403 57 

F. K. Johnson 1,175 05 

Red Hed Mfg. Co 361 26 

R. C. Sullivan Co 157 51 

Other Payments 260 76 

Miscellaneous: 

First National Bank, Bonds and Insterest . $5,031 25 

Clark Dingley Co 3,116 52 

L. P. Boeski 2,324 20 

Boston Edison Co 2,446 10 

Tracey's Service Station 203 55 

Rand's Landscape Const. Services 342 00 

Rice's Oil Co 148 65 

Other Payments 303 64 



6,491 98 



13,915 91 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 



127 



Labor: 

John Gilbert $1,759 40 

Lawrence Hallett 1,573 20 

James Cunningham 318 73 

Joseph Gilbert Ill 15 

Other Payments 432 47 

Total 

Unexpended Balance 



$4,194 95 

$25,727 84 
62 16 



$25,790 00 
Reserve Account 

Payments 

Engineering Services $300 00 

Highway Machinery 275 44 

Unclassified 80 10 

Building Inspector 75 04 

Street Lights 49 99 

Election 29 23 

Total $809 80 

Unexpended Balance 2,190 20 

Appropriation $3,000 00 

Recapitulation 

Payments 

Schools $75,614 49 

General Highway 22,728 63 

Highway Chapter 90 C 7,996 29 

Highway Machinery 3,875 44 

Insurance 3,651 75 

Police Department 6,307 54 

Highway Chapter 90, Maintenance 2,997 13 

Moth and Tree Work 2,795 91 

Fire Department 3,138 00 

Library Account 3,361 79 

Town Hall 4,515 03 

Street Lights 4,579 99 

Old Age Assistance 13,500 00 

Old Age Assistance, Federal Grants 7,355 42 

Old Age Assistance, Administration 299 60 

Old Age Assistance Administration, Federal Grants 188 00 

Board of Health 2,749 54 

Article 7, 1947 7.231 25 

Article 12, Highway Chapter 90 >,999 51 

Article 14, 1947 7% 65 

Article 15, Heating Town Hall 1,880 00- 



128 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Article 17, Center School Toilets $2,749 74 

Article 19, Town Bulletin 138 37 

Cemetery Account 1,699 25 

Playground and Ball Field 1,055 10 

Collector's Account 1,842 53 

Treasurer's Account 546 96 

Assessors' Account 830 76 

Selectmen's Account 2,408 41 

Auditor's Account 150 00 

Inspector of Animals 100 00 

Town Clerk 308 00 

Election and Registration 814 23 

Public Wejfare 593 30 

School Vocational 470 74 

Soldiers' Benefits 468 54 

Board of Appeals 42 54 

Mill Street Widening 869 66 

Legal Services 141 50 

Planning Board 94 46 

Finance Committee 10 00 

Chapter 90, Construction, Balance from 1947 293 00 

New School Plans Committee 3,658 1 1 

School Building Committee 877 31 

Article 8, Rent of Hydrants : 3,000 00 

Unclassified, Town Reports 980 10 

Middlesex Co., Sanatorium Assessment 1,317 21 

Middlesex Co., Pension Fund 1,053 00 

Middlesex Co., Dog Tax 778 00 

Article 20, Town Barn 1,000 00 

Land for Town Barn 3,500 00 

Engineering Services 300 00 

Motor Vehicle Excise Refund 204 00 

Building Inspector 375 04 

Rent of Land for Dump 200 00 

Interest Account 252 08 

Memorial Day 125 00 

Special Town Meeting, Article 6 16,109 74 

Town Barn, Article 21 12,281 21 

County Tax 8,151 23 

State Tax 648 46 

Preparations and Sale of Bonds 858 15 

Payments of Bonds, due ^ 50,000 00 

Payments of Bonds, due 5,000 00 

Refund 226 08 

Total $308,083 77 

Water Account 25,727 84 

Reserve Account 809 80 



REPORT OF STATE AUDITOR 129 



THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 
Division of Accounts 



July 9, 1948. 
To the Board of Selectmen : 
Mr. Sumner Smith, Chairman, 
Lincoln, Massachusetts. 

Gentlemen : 

I submit herewith my report of an audit of the books and 
accounts of the Town of Lincoln for the year ending December 
31, 1947, made in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44, 
General Laws. This is in the form of a report made to me by 
Mr. Herman B. Dine, Assistant Director of Accounts. 

Very truly yours, 



FRANCIS X. LANG, 

Director of A ccounts. 



FXL:GPT 



Mr. Francis X. Lang 

Director of Accounts 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 

State House, Boston 

Sir: 

As directed by you, I have made an audit of the books and 
accounts of the Town of Lincoln for the year ending December 
31, 1947, and submit the following report thereon: 

The records of financial transactions of the several depart- 
ments receiving or disbursing money for the Town were 
examined and checked. 

The selectmen's records of appropriations and expenditures 
therefrom were analyzed and checked with the Town Clerk's 
records of financial votes passed at Town Meetings and with 
the finance committee's authorizations of transfers from the 
reserve fund. Ledger accounts were compiled, and a balance 
sheet, showing the financial condition of the Town on Decem- 
ber 31, 1947, was prepared and is appended to this report. 



130 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

The books and accounts of the Town Treasurer were ex- 
amined and checked in detail. The recorded receipts were 
analyzed and compared with the records in the several depart- 
ments collecting money for the Town and with other sources 
from which money was paid into the Town Treasury, while the 
payments were checked with the Selectmen's orders authoriz- 
ing the expenditure of Town funds. 

The Treasurer's cash balance on January 28, 1948 was 
proved by reconciliation of the bank balances with statements 
furnished by the banks of deposit and by examination of the 
savings bank books. 

The payments made for maturing debt and interest were 
compared with the cancelled securities and coupons on file and 
with the amounts falling due. 

The savings bank books and securities representing the in- 
vestments of the several trust and investment funds in custody 
of the Town Treasurer, the commissioners of trust funds, and 
the trustees were examined and listed. The income was 
proved, the disbursements were verified, and the trust fund 
balances were proved. 

The books and accounts of the Tax Collector were examined 
and checked. The tax and water accounts outstanding at the 
time of the previous examination and all subsequent commit- 
ments were audited and compared with the Assessors' and the 
water department warrants for their collection. The payments 
to the Treasurer were verified, the abatements were checked 
with the Assessors' records of abatements granted, and the 
cash balance on January 28, 1948 was verified by actual count 
of cash in the office. 

The outstanding accounts were verified by mailing notices to 
a number of persons whose names appeared on the books as 
owing money to the Town, the replies received thereto indicat- 
ing that the accounts, as listed, are correct. 

The financial records of the Town Clerk were examined and 
checked. The records of dog and sporting licenses issued were 
examined, the payments to the State and to the Town were 
verified, and the cash on hand was proved. 

The surety bonds of the several officials required by law to 
furnish them for the faithful performance of their duties were 
examined and found to be in proper form. 



REPORT OF STATE AUDITOR 131 

The records of licenses and permits issued by the Selectmen 
and the health department were examined and checked, the 
recorded collections being compared with the payments to the 
Treasurer. 

In addition to the balance sheet referred to, there are ap- 
pended to this report tables showing a reconciliation of the 
Treasurer's and the Collector's cash, summaries of the tax, 
departmental, and water accounts, as well as tables showing 
the transactions and condition of the trust and investment 
funds. 

During the progress of the audit cooperation was received 
from the several officials of the Town, for which, on behalf of 
my assistants and for myself, I wish to express appreciation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HERMAN B. DINE, 

Assistant Director of Accounts. 
HBD:GPT 



132 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

TOWN OF LINCOLN 
Balance Sheet — December 31, 1947 



GENERAL ACCOUNTS 

Assets 

Cash: 

General $81,876 76 

Water 9,958 70 

$91,835 46 

Accounts Receivable: 
Taxes: 

Levy of 1941: 

Real Estate $13 20 

Levy of 1942: 

Real Estate 6 25 

Levy of 1943: 

Real Estate 6 00 

Levy of 1944: 

Real Estate 6 25 

Levy of 1945: 

Personal Property $34 38 

Real Estate 77 25 

— 111 63 

Levy of 1946: 

Personal Property $171 92 

Real Estate 1,399 30 

1,571 22 

Levy of 1947: 

Personal Property $348 80 

Real Estate 4,577 50 

4,926 30 

6,640 85 

Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise: 

Levy of 1947 1,280 55 

Water Rates 1947 493 96 

Aid to Highways: 

State $4,847 78 

County 2,921 61 

7,769 39 

Due from Cemetery Investment Fund 25 00 



$108,045 21 



REPORT OF STATE AUDITOR 



133 



Liabilities and Reserves 

Dog Licenses — Due County 

Road Machinery Fund 

Julian DeCordova School Equipment Fund . . 
Julian DeCordova School Equipment Fund 

Income 

Sale of Real Estate Fund 

Old Age Assistance Recovery 

Federal Grants: 

Old Age Assistance: 

Administration $29 29 

Assistance 182 84 

Aid to Dependent Children: 

Administration $6 62 

Aid . 115 31 



$212 13 



121 93 

Unexpended Appropriation Balances: 

Highways — Chapter 90, Construction .... $295 32 

Highway — Heavy Duty Truck 1,187 25 

Town Hall Heating 200 00 

Town Barn Committee and Plans 1,000 00 

Schoolhouse Building Committee 900 38 

Overestimate 1947: 

State Parks and Reservations Assessment . . 

Reserve Fund — Overlay Surplus 

Overlays Reserved for Abatement of Taxes: 

Levy of 1941 $13 20 

Levy of 1942 6 25 

Levy of 1943 6 00 

Levy of 1944 6 25 

Levy of 1945 1 1 1 63 

Levy of 1946 1,571 22 

Levy of 1947 2,125 1 1 

Revenue Reserved Until Collected: 

Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise $1,280 55 

Water 493 96 

Aid to Highways 7,769 39 

Surplus Revenue: 

General $45,588 60 

Water <),i)5* 70 



$3 60 

2,340 29 

12,311 95 


594 18 

2,500 00 

160 00 



334 06 



3,582 95 

50 17 
17,237 15 



3,839 66 



9,543 90 



855,517 30 



$108,045 21 



134 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

DEBT ACCOUNTS 

Net Funded or Fixed Debt $5,000 00 

Water Mains Loan 1938 $5,000 00 



COMMISSIONERS OF TRUST FUNDS 135 

REPORT OF COMMISSIONERS OF TRUST FUNDS 



Bemis Lecture Fund 

Cash Account 
Cash balance at January 1, 1948 $586 05 

Add: Income received in 1948: 

U.S.A. bond interest $495 00 

Other bond interest 382 50 

Savings bank interest 19 86 



Deduct: Paid per order Fund Trustees: 

February 20, Basil Milovsoross 

March 25, Edgar Rowe Snow 

April 5, Apollo Club 

October 25, Austen West 

November 26, Dr. Richard Howard . 



Total for lectures. 



Printing and postage 
Janitor service at lectures 









$1,483 41 


$100 00 




100 00 




200 00 




170 00 




75 00 




$645 00 




145 51 




16 45 


806 96 



Cash balance at December 31, 1948 $676 45 



Cash and Securities at December 31, 1948 

Cash on hand $676 4 5 

$3,000 Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe General 4's 1995 3,000 00 

3,000 Louisville & Nashville, A. K. & C. Division 4's 1955 3,000 00 

3,000 New England Power Co. 3J4% 1961 3,000 00 

2,000 Southern Pacific R. R. Equipment Trust "Q" 2 l A% 

1954 1,981 29 

U. S. A. Series "G" bonds at cost: 

Due September 1, 1956 11,000 00 

Due April 1 , 1957 3,000 00 

Due May 1, 1957 4,800 00 

Due November 1 , 1959 1 ,000 00 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 993 20 



$32,450 94 



Accumulated Income $629 61 

Principal 31,821 33 



136 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



DeCordova Museum and Park Fund 

Cash Account 

Cash balance at January 1, 1948 $1,132 83 

Add: $2,000 U. S. A. Series "F" bonds due May 

1, 1957 (cost $1,480 00) redeemed ... $1,508 00 
Less: Advance to Museum and Park 

operating account, for current expenses 1,508 00 

Repayment from Museum and Park 
operating account of advances made 
from this Fund in 1945 through 1948 
for maintenance and upkeep, per order 
of Selectmen 15,405 62 

$16,538 45 
Less: Deposited in savings banks 16,500 00 

Cash balance at December 31, 1948 $38 45 

Cash and Securities at December 31, 1948 

Cash on hand $38 45 

U. S. A. Series "F" Savings bonds, due May 1, 1957, $6,000 

maturity value, at cost 4,440 00 

Cambridge Savings Bank 4,000 00 

Natick Five Cents Savings Bank 2,500 00 

Newton Savings Bank 4,000 00 

Waltham Savings Bank : 4,000 00 

Whitman Savings Bank 2,000 00 



$20,978 45 



DeCordova School Equipment Fund 

Cash Account 
Cash on hand, January 1, 1948 

Add: Income received in 1948: 

U. S. A. bond interest, income portion $337 26 

Other bond interest, income portion . . 62 10 

Savings bank interest 156 78 

Dividends 56 25 

Bond interest credited to Principal to 
amortize purchase premiums 



$31 95 



612 39 

$644 34 
5 64 



$649 98 



COMMISSIONERS OF TRUST FUNDS 137 

Deduct: Net income of 1948 paid to Town of Lincoln $612 39 

Cash balance at December 31, 1948 $37 59 

Cash and Securities at December 31, 1948 

Cash on hand $37 59 

Cambridge Savings Bank 3,689 21 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 3,689 20 

$10,000 U. S. A. Series "G" 2^'s due April 1, 1958 10,000 00 

1,000 U. S. A. Series "G" 23^'s due November 1, 1959. . . 1,000 00 

3,000 U. S. A. Treasury 2^'s due June 15, 1962-59 3,054 88 

1,000 Northern Pacific R. R. P. L. 4's due January 1, 1997 1,018 87 
1,000 Southern Pacific R. R. Series "Q" Equipment Trust 

2M's due October 1, 1954 990 65 

25 shares First National Bank of Boston 1,457 15 



Donald Gordon Recreation Fund 

Cash Account 

Cash balance at January 1, 1948 

Add: Income received in 1948: 

U. S. A. bond interest $75 00 

Savings bank interest 53 10 



$24,937 55 



$225 00 



128 10 



$353 10^ 



Deduct: July 4 celebration expenses: 

23rd Infantry Band 

Prizes awarded 

D-R Mailing Service, notices 



$190 00 
25 00 
13 47 



$228 47 



Savings bank interest allowed to ac- 
cumulate 



53 10 



Cash balance at December 31, 1948 

Cash and Securities at December 31, 1948 



( lash on hand 

Middlesex Institution (<>i Savings 

$3,000 U. S. A. Series "G" 2 %'s due January l. 1954 



281 57 



$71 53 



S71 S.'i 
2,695 _'7 

3,000 00 



$5>o so 



138 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Accumulated income S572 05 

Principal 5,194 75 



$5,766 80 



Grammar School Fund 
Cash A ccounl 
1948 income paid to General Funds: 

Cambridge Savings Bank $11 14 



Savings Bank Deposits at December 31, 1948 

Middlesex Institution for Savings $722 00 

Cambridge Savings Bank 495 52 



$1,217 52 

Note: The Middlesex Institution for Savings deposit is on an annual 
interest payment basis. This interest is paid each January 2 
covering interest for the previous year. For many years it has 
been the practice to show this payment as having been received in 
the previous year. The above report for 1948 includes only the 
interest actually received in 1948, less the payment from Middle- 
sex on January 2, 1948, which was shown in the 1947 report as 
having been received in that year. 

Library Trust Funds 

Cash A ccount 
Cash balance at January 1, 1948 S450 71 

Add: Income received in 1948: 

Julia A. Bemis Fund $13 74 

Codman Fund 1 1 49 

Hugh Anthony Gaskill Fund 3 16 

John H. Pierce Fund 27 29 

George Russell Fund 8 34 

Abbie J. Stearns Library Fund 43 69 

Abbie J. Stearns Special Library Fund 27 34 

George G. Tarbell Fund 77 77 

C. Edgar and Elizabeth S. Wheeler 

Fund 18 59 

General Library Funds 4 06 235 47 



Estate of Elizabeth S. Wheeler, to estab- 
lish the C. Edgar and Elizabeth S. 
Wheeler Fund (see note) 1,235 46 



COMMISSIONERS OF TRUST FUNDS 139 

Withdrawn from Middlesex Institution 
for Savings, Abbie J. Stearns Special 
Library Fund, to cover cost of The 
World Book over 1948 income from 
this Fund $66 41 



$1,988 05 

Deduct: Purchase of The World Book, from the 

Abbie J. Stearns Special Library 

Fund $93 75 

Purchase of other books, per order 

Library Trustees 141 95 

Income from Pierce Library Fund 

paid to Edith B. Farrar, Librarian. 27 29 

Deposited in Middlesex Institution 

for Savings to establish Wheeler 

Fund 1,235 46 1,498 45 



Cash balance at December 31, 1948 $489 60 



Note: The will of Mrs. Wheeler provided several specific bequests in- 
cluding one of $2,000 00 to establish a Library Fund for the 
Lincoln Public Library, with the income therefrom to be used for 
the purchase of books. Due to the fact that the assets of the 
Estate after deducting expenses were insufficient to meet these 
bequests in full, each was scaled down proportionately. 

Cash and Securities at December 31, 1948 

Julia A. Bemis Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings $684 05 

Cod man Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings $74 59 

U. S. A. Series "G" 23^'s clue June 1, 1955 . 400 00 474 59 

Hugh Anthony Gaskill Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings $158 89 

John H. Pierce Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings $114 57 

U. S. A. Series "G" 2]/ 2 % due January 1, 

1955 1,000 00 1,114 57 

George Russell Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Saving! 415 74 



140 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Abbie J. Stearns Library Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings $930 00 

U. S. A. Series "G" 2Y 2 % due January 1, 

1955 1,000 00 $1,930 00 

Abbie J. Stearns Special Library Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 1,301 03 

George G. Tarbell Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings $138 38 

U. S. A. Series "G" 23^% due January 1, 

1955 3,000 00 3,138 38 

Hattie Hoar Howard Fund: 

Cash on hand 100 00 

David W. Mann Fund: 

Cash on hand 105 70 

C. Edgar and Elizabeth S. Wheeler Fund: 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 1,235 46 

Total trust fund principal $10,658 41 

General Funds of Library, Boston Five Cents Savings Bank 203 00 

Accumulated income from Trust funds 283 90 

Total cash and securities at December 31, 1948 $11,145 31 

John H. Pierce Legacy 

Cash Account 
Cash balance at January 1, 1948 S3, 764 15 

Receipts of 1948: 
Income: 

U. S. A. bond interest S337 50 

Other bond interest, income portion 124 20 

Savings bank interest 173 72 

Robert M. Pierce, per agreement with 

Town 570 00 

Annuity u/w John H. Pierce 3,000 00 4,205 42 

Bond interest, amortization of purchase 

premium 80 

Refunds of hospital and medical aid granted 212 50 

$8,182 87 



COMMISSIONERS OF TRUST FUNDS 141 



Disbursements: 

Payments per order Selectmen : 

Well-Child Clinic 

Dental Clinic 

Hospital and medical aid . . . 

Work on grounds 

Clerical supplies 



Purchase of $4,700 U. S. A. Series "F" bonds 
Savings bank interest allowed to accumulate 

Cash balance at December 31, 1948 



$357 34 




227 00 




2,808 46 




208 75 




2 00 




$3,603 55 




3,478 00 




173 72 


$7,255 27 




$927 60 







Cash and Securities at December 31, 1948 

Cash on hand $927 60 

U. S. A. bonds, at cost: 

$11,000 Series "G" 2]/ 2 % due September 1, 1956 $11,000 00 

2,500 Series "G" 2Y 2 % due November 1, 1959 2,500 00 

8,500 Series "F" due April 1, 1958 6,290 00 

2,000 Series "F" due May 1, 1960 1,480 00 

2,700 Series "F" due December 1, 1960 1,998 00 

2,000 Northern Pacific R. R. Prior Lien 4's 1997 2,037 73 

2,000 Southern Pacific R. R. Equipment Trust "Q" 2^'s 

1954 1,981 29 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 5,028 21 

Provident Institution for Savings 1,081 37 

Wakefield Savings Bank 2,708 33 



$37,032 53 



Post-War Rehabilitation Fund 

Cash Account 
Cash balance- at January 1, 1948 S79 39 

Add: Income received in 1948, U. S. A. bond interest and note 

interest 2 1 > 75 

l. s. A. ootea matured 23,000 no 

H. S. A. Series "F" bonds redeemed (cost $26,270 00) 27,206 50 



150.499 ol 



142 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Deduct: Paid to Town of Lincolr, per appro- 

p-iations in Town Meeting: 

Highway truck $1,500 00 

Town Hall heating equipment .... 1,000 00 

Center School toilets 2,750 00 

Purchase of land for Highway 

Equipment Building 1,000 00 

New School 44,000 00 $50,250 00 



Cash balance at December 31, 1948 $249 64 



Cash and Securities at December 31, 1948 

Cash on hand $249 64 

$6,000 U. S. A. Series "F" bonds due May 1, 1957 4,440 00 

500 U. S. A. Series "G" 2^'s due April 1, 1955 500 00 

$5,189 64 



Appropriations into Fund by Town, 1943-1945 $53,500 00 

Less: Appropriations from Fund at Town Meetings in 1948. 50,250 00 

$3,250 00 
Increment 1 ,939 64 

$5,189 64 



Charles Sumner Smith School and Playground Fund 

Cash Account 
Cash balance at January 1, 1948 $88 20 

Add: Income received in 1948: 

U. S. A. bond interest $937 50 

Savings bank interest 278 97 1,216 47 

$1,304 67 

Deduct: Safe deposit box rent $5 00 

Savings bank interest allowed to 

accumulate 278 97 

Purchase of $1,000 Southern Pacific 

R. R. 2^'s 1961 @ 93M 937 86 

Accrued interest on same 11 00 1,232 83 

Cash balance at December 31, 1948 $71 84 



COMMISSIONERS OF TRUST FUNDS 



143 



Cash and Securities at December 31, 1948 

Cash on hand $71 84 

Savings bank deposits: 

Boston Five Cents Savings Bank 4,509 05 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 5,906 58 

Warren Institution for Savings 3,743 20 

U. S. A. bonds (at cost): 

$25,000 Series "F" due September 1, 1955 18,500 00 

1,000 Series "F" due November 1, 1956 740 00 

6,000 Series "F" due May 1, 1957 4,440 00 

700 Series "F" due October 1, 1957 518 00 

1,200 Series "F" due December 1, 1958 888 00 

9,000 Series "F" due June 1, 1959 6,660 00 

1,000 Series "F" due October 1, 1959 740 00 

26,500 Series "G" 2}/ 2 % due October 1, 1954 26,500 00 

11,000 Series "G" 2^% due September 1, 1956 11,000 00 

1,000 Southern Pacific R. R. "G" 2\i% due 1961 .... 937 86 



Abbie J. Stearns Fund for the Silent Poor 

Cash A ccount 

Cash on hand, January 1, 1948 

Add: Income received in 1948: 

U. S. A. bond interest $30 00 

Savings bank interest 29 75 



Deduct: Payments per order of Selectmen. . . . 
Savings bank interest allowed to accu- 
mulate 



$20 00 



29 75 



Cash balance at December 31, 1948, 



$85,154 53 



$45 25 



59 75 



$105 00 



49 75 



$55 25 



Cash and Securities at December 31, 1948 

Cash on hand $55 ,:; 

$1,200 U. S. A. Series "G" 2J/£'s due January 1, 1955 1,200 00 

Middlesex Institution for Savings 1,510 10 



S2,7(o 35 



144 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Accumulated Income $1,540 30 

Principal 1,225 05 



$2,765 35 



LEONARD C. LARRABEE, Chairman, 
HENRY DE C. WARD, 
CLEMENT C. SAWTELL, 

Commissioners of Trust Funds, 



SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS 145 



REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS 



Owing to the heavy snowfall during the first three months of 
the year, all the working time was spent on the removal of 
snow and sanding streets. 

During the spring months we were able to carry on repair 
work, also scrape and remove excess sand that accumulated 
from winter ice. Traffic lines, fence posts and signs were 
painted. 

Tarring, oiling and maintenance work were carried on during 
June and July. Fence posts were replaced wherever necessary. 

The maintenance of Chapter 90 roads was carried on as in 
previous years, which includes tarring, oiling, and cutting 
brush. 

Chapter 90 construction work consisted of the rebuilding of 
1,500 feet of Trapelo Road. It is recommended that the Town 
appropriate sufficient money, with the State and County to 
complete the rebuilding of Trapelo Road. 

The latter part of the year was spent widening curves on 
Mill Street. 600 feet of new road was constructed to the site of 
the new Highway Department Building. 

The Department needs a small tractor equipped with a 
shovel. Also a power broom. 

Respectfully submitted, 

THOMAS COAN, 

Superintendent of Streets. 



146 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF THE WATER COMMISSIONERS 



The Board organized with the choice of Sumner Smith, 
Chairman, and Robert W. Scott, Secretary. 

The Board plans to renew with an 8" pipe, the 6" pipe from 
the corner of Sandy Pond and Walden Pond Roads, via Old 
Concord Road, to the corner at St. Ann's Church. This will 
benefit Storrow House Sanitorium which sometimes has a 
reduced flow. It is planned to renew this line as far as the 
budget will allow this year, and continue next year. The 4" 
pipe from the corner of South Great Road and Codman Road 
through Old Sudbury Road appears to be the next pipe for 
renewal. Annual net income together with the Town service 
charge of $3,000.00 should pay for these renewals in 3 or 4 
years. 

The Town should know if the Sandy Pond supply will be 
adequate for a growing Town, whether meters should be in- 
stalled which customarily reduce consumption about 50% for 
a time, whether it is better to join the Metropolitan System at 
a cost estimated in 1946 of about $500,000 by the Coffin report, 
or whether to seek an independent supply near South Great 
Road and Fairhaven Bay. The last procedure was recom- 
mended by two independent engineers, Crosby and Coffin, and 
would cost from $300,000 to $500,000. (Supplementary infor- 
mation on this subject is available on page 145 of the 1946 
Town Report and on other former reports of the Water Com- 
missioners.) 

The Board will seek the opinion of the proper State Depart- 
ment on these alternatives, which will naturally raise the ques- 
tion on whether it is advisable to disturb Concord's rights to 
Sandy Pond Water. (Acts of 1911, Ch. 438, Sec. 4.) The 
Board recommends that $250.00 be allocated for possible legal 
expense in this connection. 

Frederick J. Stickel sued the Town for $20,000.00 for alleged 
damage by chlorine to his green house grown gardenia plants. 
The Town has retained Nutter, McClennen & Fish to defend 
their interests. 



REPORT OF WATER COMMISSIONERS 147 

The Board strongly recommends the appropriation of 
$3,000.00 as a Town water service charge. 

The slate roof on the pumping station has been repaired and 
the tar and gravel roof on the old coal pocket will be repaired 
after winter. 

A few customers on Farrar Road were greatly annoyed by 
dirty water, but after the main was renewed there was no more 
trouble. 

Record of Pipe Laid in 1947 

4,200' 8" Transite pipe on North Great Road. 

Record of Pipe Laid in 1948 

1,650' 8" Transite pipe on Farrar Road. 
870' 8" Transite pipe on Concord Wayland Road. 
783' 8" Transite pipe at Tracey's Corner. 

The Board estimates and recommends the following budget 
for 1949: 

Power $2,500 00 

Salaries 1,025 00 

Census 100 00 

Maintenance and Repairs 1,812 00 

Labor 2,950 00 

Testing and Treating Sandy Pond . . . 250 00 

Miscellaneous 107 00 

Renewal of Pipe 10,000 00 

Additional Repairs (Roof) 1,000 00 

$19,744 00 
Respectfully submitted, 

SUMNER SMITH, 
JOHN J. KELLIHER, 
ROBERT W. SCOTT, 

Water Commissioners. 



148 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Statistics 

1. Pipe now in use, 29.19 miles. 

2. Number of hydrants now in use, 173. 

3. Number of stop-gates now in use, 257. 

4. Number of blow-offs now in use, 27. 

5. Range of pressure on mains, 40-100 lbs. 

6. Total gallons pumped, 109,672,000. 

7. Number of services added, 32. 

8. Number of services renewed, 19. 

9. Number of services now in use, 562. 
10. Number of meters now in use, 11. 



REPORT OF BOARD OF HEALTH 149 



ANNUAL REPORT, BOARD OF HEALTH 



At the Town election held on March 6, 1948, Dr. DeNor- 
mandie was elected for the three-year term and Mr. George 
Wells for the one-year term. 

On March 9 the Board met. Mr. Wells was elected secre- 
tary. The other officers elected were the same as for the pre- 
ceding year. 

Relatively few cases of diseases dangerous to the public 
health were reported during the year. They are as follows: 
Scarlet fever, 3; mumps, 1; lobar pneumonia, 2; measles, 3; 
poliomyelitis, 1 ; dog bite, 4. 

The Well Child Conference and the Dental Clinic have been 
held regularly and are most successful. 

There are at the present time 4 licenses in effect for the 
boarding of children. 

Licenses or permits have been issued during the year as 
follows: 

Sale of denatured alcohol, 5; transportation of garbage, 3; 
piggeries, 4; slaughtering of poultry, 1; overnight cabins, 1. 

Dr. Norton resigned from the Board and Dr. Gordon 
Donaldson was elected to fill his unexpired term. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROBERT L. DeNORMANDIE, 
GEORGE WELLS, 
GORDON DONALDSON. 



150 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

REPORT OF CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS 



During the past year it has been difficult to get any work 
done except the normal operations, so we have been disap- 
pointed in our desire to make permanent improvements in the 
cemeteries which we had planned. They will have to be 
attended to at some future time as they are so essential for the 
better appearance of the grounds. 

In 1948 a total of 15 burials were made, of these, two were 
made in the Arbor Vitae Cemetery and two of them were crema- 
tions. 

Lots were sold last year bringing in an income of $1,375.00 
which is the largest amount turned over to the Town Treasurer 
for some years. This now makes the total of the Cemetery 
Fund, $5,174.24. 

While some of this fund has been used over the years for 
permanent improvemtnts since 1938 it is of interest to note 
that the amount at that time was $2,013.51. 

The amounts received over the past eleven years are: 

1938 $35 00 1944 $475 00 

1939 230 00 1945 435 00 

1940 265 00 1946 700 00 

1941 235 00 1947 600 00 

1942 275 00 1948 1,375 00 

1943 175 00 

The larger amount for 1948 is partially due to the increased 
price established by your commissioners because we felt that in 
comparison to the prices received by adjacent towns our land 
was being sold too low. 

In addition is the fact that permanent improvements to our 
grounds are so essential and eventually will reduce future 
maintenance as well as making the cemetery look so much 
better. 

With the thought that it would help to keep the records of 
the cemetery better, we have had some forms made for the 
owner of the lot to fill out and sign. This would also enable us 
to have the addresses of the lot owner or the surveying lines to 
the lot. 



REPORT OF CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS 151 

Having the list of lot owners, or their heirs, will help the 
commissioners to protect their rights pertaining to burial lots. 

Both of the forms we have will have space for the designa- 
tion of the location of graves desired by the one giving the 
order and this in turn will give written instructions for the 
Burial Agent so the errors will be at a minimum. 

In times past it has occassionally occurred that some people 
desired to reserve a lot in a particular location and for this 
purpose we now have a paper which can be issued to a person 
and a record kept in the office instead of depending upon a 
verbal arrangement. 

The work in all three cemeteries has been performed as in 
past years, namely keeping them clean and in repair as far as 
the appropriation will allow. In the case of lots under per- 
petual care, especially when such small amounts have been 
donated, it has been difficult to maintain them as they were 
cared for a few years back, because of increased cost of labor 
and less interest earned on the principal deposited for the care 
of the lot. 

The large amount of snow last winter required some heavy 
ploughing and in the process the gate of the Arbor Vitae Ceme- 
tery was broken. Thanks to the help of our good neighbor, 
Paul Dorian, this was repaired without cost to the Town. 

For the coming year we are asking for an appropriation of 
$2,100.00. This would be divided approximately as follows: 

General Maintenance $1,400 00 

Interments 400 00 

Incidental Repairs 300 00 

If it were possible to get work done reasonably, we would 
like to have the same amount available from the Cemetery 
Fund so that more proper boundary posts for lots may be put 
in place, and it also would be an improvement to have the 
roadways (a small part of them) cleaned and paved. 

Respectfully submit ted, 

JOHN F. PETERSON, 
GEORGE E. CUNNINGHAM. 
ROBERT 1). DONALDSON, 

( 'c meter v ( 'omtnissioners. 



152 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF BOARD OF FIRE ENGINEERS 



During the year of 1948 the fire department answered 50 
alarms. 

3 House fires 
24 Brush fires 

2 Oil burner fires 
11 Auto fires 
5 Chimney fires 

2 Miscellaneous fires 

3 False alarms 

This represents a decrease of 41 calls recorded during 1947. 
This decrease is directly attributed to the care on the part of 
Lincoln residents as regards outdoor fires. Last year 70 of the 
91 calls were for brush fires against 24 this year. Total prop- 
erty damage involved losses amounting to $4,225. 

During the year all men of the department had the oppor- 
tunity to attend drill sessions starting May 6 and continuing 
every other week through July 15th. At these drills general 
familiarization with equipment and other phases in fire fight- 
ing were taught. The response to these drills was quite 
satisfactory. 

At a meeting of the Board held November 23 the 1949 
budget was estimated as follows : 

Operation of Equipment $1,500 00 

Labor at Fires 2,000 00 

Supplies and Miscellaneous 650 00 

Salaries 300 00 

The board is recommending the purchase of 400 feet of lH" 
hose at a cost of approximately $400. 

Due to a change in the general laws as of July 1, 1949, each 
piece of apparatus in the Commonwealth responding to a house 
fire is required to carry two free oxygen gas masks; therefore, a 
special appropriation of $1,050 is being requested to cover the 
cost of this equipment. 



Lincoln Fire Alarm, 1949 

BOARD OF ENGINEERS 

Edmund Giles, Chief 

I . Fitts, Clerk 

\ I. Dougherty 

Telephone connecting both South and North Stations— 6-0195. 

12 Comer North Great Road and Virginia Road 

13 Corner Virginia Road and Old Bedford Road 

15 North Great Road near Cunnert's Mill 

16 Comer North Great Road and Brooks Road 

112 Comer North Great Road and Mill Street 

113 Mill Street 

121 Old Bedford Road — Bedford Line 

123 Virginia Road — Concord Line 

21 North Fire Station 

23 Comer Cambridge Turnpike and Brooks Road 

24 Cambridge Turnpike — Concord Line 

212 Comer Cambridge Turnpike and Lexington Road 

213 Cambridge Turnpike — Lexington Line 

214 Comer Mill Street and Lexington Road 

215 Corner Lexington Road and Farm Road 

31 Bedford Road and Hilliard Road 

32 Lincoln Centre 

34 Corner Trapelo Road and Lexington Road 

35 Corner Trapelo Road and Page Road 
Corner Trapelo Road and Old County Road 

37 Page Road 

312 Comer Sandy Pond Road and Baker Bridge Road 

313 Baker Bridge Road near Mrs. Storrow's 

314 Woods End Road 

315 Comer Baker Bridge Road and Concord Road 

316 Lake Walden, Concord Line 

321 Sandy Pond Road, Concord Line 

41 Comer Lincoln Road and Macintosh Lane 

42 Comer Lincoln Road and Tower Road 
421 Beaver Pond Road 

43 Corner Tower Road and Beaver Pond Road 

431 Tower Road near Calkins EL^ 

45 Silver Hill Road 

46 Corner Weston Road and Conant Road 

47 Conant Road, Weston Line 

411 Old Winter Street 

412 Winter Street near J. Coan 

413 Winter Street, Waltham Line 
5 South Fire Station 

51 Corner Lincoln Road and South Great Road 
South Great Road at Railroad Crossing 

53 Corner South Great Road and Tower Road 

54 South Great Road, Weston Line 
56 Weston Road, Weston Line 

or Road, Weston Line 
512 Corner Codman Road and Lincoln Road 
521 Sudbury Road near Ji. 

Lincoln Road, Wayland Line 
Concord Road, Wayland Line 
< •>:>•.,.. Road, Wayland Line 

64 Corner Concord Road and South Great Road 

65 Comer Concord Road and Codman 

67 Baker Briii.r 

68 Old Concord Road near C. F. Adams 
612 South Great Road, Concord Line 
1-1-1-1 Police Department 

l i it Blow. Noon 

1 i aftei an al u m, all out 

2 rounds f I ox aui iber, Forest Fire 

J rounds ol box number, Building Fire 
No ichool signal at 7- (0 3-3-3 
7-35 3-3-3 
5-5-5-5 Out of Town 
7-7-7 Boy Scout Call 



ACT 
VEHICLES OVER MUNICIPAL FIRE HOSE 
1926, Chapter 278 

Section 7A. Upon the approach of any fire apparatus 
/hich is going to a fire or responding to an alarm, every person 
driving a \ i I '■< l< on a v shall immediately drive said v< hii le 
as far ; ■■ ■ il >1< b w ard I h< rij hi hand curb i >r sid( i il said 
way and shall keep the same at a standstill until such fire 
apparatu- I , i \o lersoi shall drive i vehicle ovei a 

hose of j fire deparl mi i : w i I oul tl i nsei t of i ra mber ol 
such departn 11 vehicle within 

three hundred feet of any fire apparatus going to a fire or 
responding to an alarm, n or park 

|eav< th< ime u ttti nd< d v ithin six hundred feet of a 
fire or within the fire-line j . by the fin 

department. Vio of any provision of this ection shall 

be punished i fun not mon than twenty five dollars. 

(Apr: ed A] til 28, 19 \6 



A permit is required for all open fires. 

Invej tigate y< ir chimm > s and ke< p th< m i U an. 

Do not throw light ed < igarc ttes. 

Traffic sii en mea ; nil i in and st< »] >. 

Oil bur; in£ i q iij i ten sho ild be inspected and cleaned fre- 
quently. 

Drive 300 feet fr j l fire apparatus. 

Remain 600 feet from fire. 

False alarms are punishable by fine or imprisonment. 

Vhen calling l>) telephone for fire speak calmly and dis- 
tinctly, giving name, streel uid type of fire. This will insure 
more prompt response bj the firemen. 

Do not allow rubbish, paper, or any inflammable material io 
accumulat( in oi about your property. 

Always call the Department before attempting to extinguish 
a fire yoursel I 

Th( Fire Department will be enabled to render better 
service if these instructions ire followed. 



REPORT OF FIRE ENGINEERS 153 

The Board wishes to thank all those citizens who have co- 
operated with the department during the past year and are 
always welcome to any suggestions which will assist us in fire 
protection duties. 

EDMUND W. GILES, Chief, 
C. K. FITTS, Clerk, 
ANDREW J. DOUGHERTY, 
Board of Fire Engineers. 



154 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF THE NURSING COMMITTEE 



The year 1948 found the activities of the Community Xurse 
on the increase once more. The total number of calls was 1 ,348 
compared to the 1947 figure of 1,263. 

Analysing the figures in some detail, we find the greatest 
change was in the number of Medical and Surgical calls, where 
the total increased from 613 to 814. The number of pre-natal 
visits has shown very little change for the past several years. 
Increased interest in the Well Child Conference was evident 
with attendance reaching 158, compared to the 1947 figure of 
115. The number of hospital trips was considerably lower 
than in the preceding year. 

The visits of the nurse are tabulated as follows: 

Medical 734 

Surgical 80 

Pre-Natal 38 

Post-Natal 3 

Child Conference 158 

Child Welfare 201 

Social Welfare 81 

Board of Health 34 

To Hospitals 22 

The fees collected were $294.25. 

Many townspeople are not aware of the wide scope of Mrs. 
Ober's activities. Besides giving medical and surgical aid in 
the numerous homes about town, she supervises the health 
program in the schools. Once a month she assists at the Well 
Child Conference, conducted at the Town Hall by Dr. John 
A. V. Davies. During the past year, the nurse registered a 
large Water Safety Class, 109 in number, held in July at Lake 
Walden. She conducted a Public Health Course for the Boy 
Scouts. She assisted at the Dog Clinic. She attended the 
usual meetings held by various nursing groups. Such is the 
wide and varied programs carried on by our Community 
Nurse. 



REPORT OF NURSING COMMITTEE 155 

Once again, during Mrs. Ober's vacation in August, we were 
fortunate to have the services of Miss Dorothy Bates, R.N., as 
Community Nurse. 

DR. PAUL NORTON, Chairman, 
MALCOLM DONALDSON, 
ALBERTAfFRADD, Secretary. 



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REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF THE LINCOLN LIBRARY 



The Trustees submit herewith their report for the year 1948: 

The Librarian's report which is a summation of the use of the 
Library facilities should be of interest to the Townspeople as it 
is to us. To us it is the measure by which can be judged the 
sort of books people want. Of note is an increase in the use of 
fiction and of children's books and a slight decrease in non- 
fiction books. A slight decrease in the total circulation is 
rather difficult for us to interpret even though the total number 
of books purchased has exceeded those added by purchase in 
1947 by over 100. It will interest the Trustees to have the 
reaction of the library users to these facts, for it is our wish to 
make the Library facilities meet the needs of its users as far as 
possible. 

The physical condition of the building has been made better 
during the year because of the many needed repairs made. 
With a sixty-four-year-old building there are many things to be 
done each year, and during the war years many repairs had to 
be neglected for obvious reasons. During the past year the 
exterior was painted, the reading room and the stack room 
repainted, the chimneys recapped, the clock dials and hands 
regilded, a new water main installed and several smaller items 
cared for. These were all "musts" and have been accomplished 
without exceeding our appropriation. 

This coming year the Trustees are confronted with two 
urgent problems: 

The first is the necessity of finding more shelf space for books. 
With an annual net income of over 200 volumes it is necessary 
to find a place to put them if they are to be available for use. 
Every available space is now used. We now believe that the 
time has come to utilize that portion of the post-war fund which 
was set aside for Library use in 1944 to provide the shelves. 
This, at best, can be sufficient to meet the needs for a very few 
years only. Ten years ago there were 12,160 books in the 
Library and today there are 15,104, an increase of nearly 
3,000. Each 100 books means at least sixteen feet more of 
shelves; in a few vears our walls must move out too. 



REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF THE LINCOLN LIBRARY 157 

The other necessity is for better toilet facilities. The present 
are disgraceful for a public building. They are of circa 1890. 
Plans are for an improvement that will be better, though tem- 
porary until the time comes when the growth of the Town 
warrants an addition to the Library building that will have 
modern conveniences. 

The educational and hobby exhibits displayed during the 
year have been very interesting and much appreciated. It is 
hoped that others will be encouraged by such appreciation to 
make their contribution. 

Contributions made during the year have been numerous. 
At the risk of unintentionally omitting some, we include a list 
of the contributors at the end of the report. Especial thanks 
are due the Garden Club for the beautiful flowers during the 
year. The grounds have been further beautified by the addi- 
tion of two Memorial Trees; one given in memory of Mr. 
Patrick Lennon, who served the Library faithfully for many 
years, by Mrs. Anna K. Bean. The other in memory of two 
boys, who as children played around the Library and gave 
their lives in the war, Ned Seegar and Jackie Fradd, was given 
by one of the Trustees. 

A list of contributors and the Librarian's Report follow. 

JOHN W. CARMAN, 
MRS. ALICE P. MERRIAM, 
ROLAND C. MACKENZIE, 
SUMNER SMITH, 
GEORGE TARBELL, 

'Trustees, 

Mrs. Henry S. Bean Mr. Alfred Rogers 

Mrs. Eveleth Todd Mr. G. G. Tarbell 

Mrs. E. S. Taylor Mr. C. V. Briggs 

Mrs. Stanley Heck Mr. H. B. Kane 

Mrs. Matthews Mr. E. P. Neumann 

Mrs. R. S. Meriam Dr. John Monks 

Mrs. Meryle Murfitt Dr. R. L. DeNormandie 

Mrs. William Preston Dr. Joseph S. Hart 

Mrs. H. P. Whitney Mr. II. B. Hills 

Mrs. Sumner Smith Mr. John F. Loud 

Mrs. L. B. Anderson Mr. R. J. Eaton 

Mrs. Norman Fradd Mr. Paul Brooks 



158 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Mrs. C. P. Hatheway Mr. Edward Flint 

Mrs. Hayward Peirce Mr. George Wells 

Mrs. R. D. Donaldson Mr. Ethan A. Murphy 

Mrs. Hazel I. Dodge Mr. R. Currier 

Miss Ruth Westman Mr. Charles E. McClennen 

Miss Elizabeth Wheeler Lincoln Girl Scout Council 

Miss Nancy Dodson Concord Free Public Library 

Miss Olive Floyd Lincoln League of Women Voters 

Miss K. O'Sullivan Lincoln Brownie Scouts 

Miss May Jacobs 

Library Statistics 

Number of volumes, January 1, 1948 14,940 

Number of volumes added by gift 125 

Number of volumes purchased 376 

Number of volumes withdrawn 337 

Number of volumes, December 31, 1948 15,104 

Circulation 

Number of days library was open 103 

Number of borrowers December 31, 1948 794 

Number of volumes of fiction lent 5,769 

Number of volumes of non-fiction lent 2,379 

Number of children's books lent 4,825 

Number of periodicals lent 880 

Total circulation for 1948 13,853 

Amount of fines paid to Town Treasurer $162 50 



REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF ANIMALS 159 

REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF ANIMALS 

January 16, 1949. 
To the Board of Selectmen, 
Lincoln, Massachusetts. 

Gentlemen : 

I submit my report for the year 1948. 

I have quarantined thirteen dogs. All were released after 
fourteen days as they showed no signs of rabies. 

I have visited all the farms and other places where any stock 
is kept and found everything in good condition. 

Respectfully submitted, 

I. LANGILLE, 

Inspector of A nimals. 



160 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



ANNUAL REPORT OF THE LINCOLN PLANNING 
BOARD FOR 1948 



The Planning Board was organized for 1948 with William De 
Ford, chairman, and Lawrence B. Anderson, clerk. 

Lot Frontage Requirements 

A year ago the Planning Board sponsored a proposed change 
in the Zoning By-Law which would make it mandatory that 
lots have a minimum frontage of 80 feet instead of 40 feet. 
The Board believes more than ever that this change is very 
desirable, and has published a report with diagrams in the 
January Gazette explaining the issue to the voters. 

Subdivisions 

The Board has held hearings and discussions on two pro- 
posed new subdivisions. Final layouts for these have not yet 
been approved. 

Electric Transmission Line 

In midsummer the Planning Board had the opportunity to 
take steps on behalf of the Town in connection with the situa- 
tion created by the Boston Edison Company in their proposal 
for a high-tension overhead transmission line passing through 
Sudbury, Wayland and Lincoln. The planning boards in con- 
junction with the Selectmen in all three towns have acted 
cooperatively to work out counterproposals likely to be less 
damaging to local property values. 

In what was believed to be in the best interests of the Town, 
it was decided to join with the other towns to employ legal and 
engineering advice. On October 5, 1948, the first public hear- 
ing on this matter was held before Mr. Coffin, engineer for the 
Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities, for the purpose 
of having the Boston Edison Company present its case on its 
proposed plan, in order that it might obtain a Certificate of 
Necessity and Convenience as required by law. This meeting 
was adjourned three times and was finally concluded in 
December. 



REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD 161 

At one of the meetings the Chairman of the Board was called 
upon by our counsel to testify as to the Town's feeling with 
respect to the plan. At that time he had the opportunity to 
present a petition in opposition, signed by approximately 700 
voters. To summarize this situation, the engineer representing 
Lincoln, Wayland, and Sudbury has presented an alternate 
route which is largely underground and does not involve 
Lincoln. This plan would be somewhat more expensive than 
the original overhead line proposed by the Edison Company. 
However, the cost is vastly below the figures presented by the 
Edison Company when they were first requested by the three 
towns to study a possible underground route. 

As this report goes to press, counsel will present their briefs 
on February 1 to the Department of Public Utilities, at which 
time, if advisable, they will request the opportunity to argue 
their case before all members of the Department after Mr. 
Coffin has made his report. Whether or not this request is 
granted, and it is not obligatory, it appears that there is little, 
if anything, more that the Town can do. Of course it is hoped 
that the Department will render a decision favorable to the 
three towns, and that this final action will not be necessary. 

Zoning 

Looking into the future, it is realized that it may become 
desirable to increase the area in the Town zoned for business 
use, to encourage the development of a more balanced group of 
retail stores with adequate parking facilities, and the area 
zoned for light industrial use, to improve local income and 
employment opportunities. Preliminary studies have not yet 
indicated any definite solution to these problems, and no zoning 
change is recommended at this time. 

Town Road System 

Members of the Board joined with the Board of Selectmen to 
inspect certain roads in preparation for a motion in the special 
Town Meeting of June 2, 1948. This inspection suggested the 
need for a more comprehensive review of the Town road sys- 
tem, and accordingly the Planning Board initiated such a study 
with the approval of the Board of Selectmen and with Mr. 
Alan McClennen as technical adviser. 



162 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

The result of this study is a map (published herewith) and 
a letter, prepared by Mr. McClennen, approved by the Plan- 
ning Board, and submitted by them to the Board of Selectmen. 
The letter describes in some detail the present conditions and 
makes recommendations for future improvement. These 
recommendations are of three kinds: 

1. The Town should continue the process of legally taking 
the land on which the present streets are located; the strips 
thus taken should be at least 40 feet wide, and establishment 
of the boundaries will materially aid the Highway Department, 
by giving it the right to do the work described in (2). 

2. An annual appropriation, on the order of $2,000, ought to 
be made to enable the Highway Department to reduce pro- 
gressively the following kinds of defects in the 39 miles of 
present roads, as shown on the map. 

a. Pavement less than 15 feet wide in 7 miles of road. 

b. Pavement between 15 and 20 feet wide in 12 miles of 
road. 

c. Hazards due to bad curves, blind spots, cuts too narrow 
for snow removal, in 43 locations. 

Priority for correction of these defects should be determined 
by further study of the relative hazard involved. Where 
appropriate, the engineering and financial assistance of county 
and state agencies should be sought under Chapter 90 for these 
improvements. 

3. The Planning Board should further its policy in regard to 
long-range improvement in the Town circulation pattern, so as 
to care for increased population without increased congestion 
at the center. This policy would state in advance general 
locations where new communication is desirable, so that sub- 
division roads laid out in these locations would if practicable 
form part of the system. 

Links that might be considered in such a policy are the 
following: 

a. South Lincoln to Old County Road. 

b. South Lincoln to Baker Bridge Road, Sandy Pond Road, 
and beyond. 



REPORT OF THE PLANNING BOARD 163 

c. Lincoln Road to Sandy Pond Road, combined with 
pedestrian rights of way to new school site from north and 
west. 

d. South Lincoln railroad overpass near new Highway 
Department building, combined with future fire station 
location. 

These recommendations range from immediate and practical 
ones to others that are speculative and perhaps unlikely of 
achievement. They are summarized here in order that in- 
terested townspeople may have the necessary background for 
any action that may be proposed, and also as an invitation for 
comment and additional suggestions. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM DeFORD, 
HAYWARD PEIRCE, 
EVELETH R. TODD, 
WILLIAM T. KING, 
LAURENCE B. ANDERSON, Clerk. 



164 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

REPORT OF BOARD OF APPEALS UNDER THE 
ZONING BY-LAWS FOR THE YEAR 1948 



To the Board of Selectmen, 
Town of Lincoln, 
Lincoln, Massachusetts. 

Gentlemen: 

The Board organized for the present year with : 

Henry B. Hoover, Chairman 
Anthony J. Doherty, Clerk 
Daniel Everett Sherman 
James DeNormandie 
Richard S. Meriam 

Associate Members: 

Walter E. Love joy 
Arthur W. Rice, Jr. 

The following applications were received and acted upon : 

Carried Over From 1947 

Referring to the application of William Wilson and the 
Estate of Emmaline A. Wilson, for a variance of the applica- 
tion of the Zoning By-Laws to permit the use of a lot of land 
located on Upland Fields Road, said lot containing less than 
40,000 square feet, the area required for a one-family house in a 
Single Residence District. 

On this application after hearing held, it was unanimously 
voted by the five members present and voting that this appli- 
cation be granted as prayed for. 

Later, a notice was received by the Board from Roderick B. 
Laird, an owner of property abutting that of the Wilsons, 
stating that no notice of this hearing had been received by 
him, and that he protested the decision of the Board, and 
demanded a right to be heard. 

In view of this protest, a subsequent hearing was held on 
September 18, 1947, and all abutters including Mr. Laird were 



REPORT OF BOARD OF APPEALS 165 

duly notified. Attorneys representing the Wilsons and Mr. 
Laird attended at this hearing. 

At the conclusion of this hearing, it was voted by the five 
members present as follows: "that a literal enforcement of the 
provisions of the By-Laws would cause substantial hardship to 
the applicant and a detriment to the public good, and as pro- 
vided in Section 30, Chapter 40 of The General Laws, a vari- 
ance of the application of the By-Laws was justified"; it was 
unanimously voted to grant a variance of the By-Laws, to 
permit the erection of a dwelling house and the usual appur- 
tenances on the lot in question so long as all other requirements 
of the Zoning Laws applicable to said District are observed. 

From the above decision of the Board, an appeal was taken 
by Mr. Laird and his attorneys, to the Superior Court sitting 
in Equity for Middlesex County. 

After Trial of above appeal, before the Equity Session of the 
Superior Court held in Cambridge, the decision of Board of 
Appeals was affirmed. 

Meeting — April 22, 1948 

/. Application of James DeNormandie for permission to 
install a sink in a small room in the "farm house" so-called, 
located on the property of the Codman Estate, and used by 
Mr. DeNormandie in connection with the business of a Dairy. 

After hearing held and on statement by Mr. DeNormandie 
that this application would be considered as temporary, and 
that this small room, for a long period of time before he had 
taken charge of the property, had been used as a second 
kitchen; it was unanimously voted by the five members of the 
Board present, that this application be granted. 

II. Application of Merrill Hunt for a renewal of permit to 
install a range and make certain minor changes in the ell of his 
house located on Conant Road, Lincoln, said premises to be 
occupied by the applicant and or members of his immediate 
family. Said property is located in a "Single Residence 
District." 

Decision after due consideration by the full membership of 
the Hoard present, it was unanimously voted that this appli- 



166 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

cation be granted subject however to the following restriction: 

That this permit shall extend for a period of one year 
only as provided in (a) of Section 21 of the Zoning By- 
Laws, and will expire on April 22, 1949. 

Meeting, May 13, 1948 

/. Application of Mildred E. Bowles for permission to use a 
building located on her property at corner of South Great Road 
and Town Road for use as a garage and living quarters for use 
by applicant. 

Mrs. Bowles appeared for her application and described 
alterations required. 

Decision — 1st application 

After due consideration by the Board, it was unanimously 
voted by the five members present, that this application be 
granted, subject however to the following conditions: 

(1) That said building may be used for car storage and 
occupancy by the applicant, Mildred E. Bowles; that 
the lavatory in said building be restricted to the use of 
the applicant, and patrons of the Roadside Stand, 
operated by applicant. 

(2) That the living quarters now in the present "Stand" be 
restricted to the use of the applicant or an employee of 
said applicant. 

II. Second application by Mrs. Bowles for a variance of the 
Zoning By-Laws to permit the renting of ponies on property 
located at the corner of said South Great Road and Town 
Road, said property being used and conducted as a " Roadside 
Stand." 

Decision — 2nd application 

After due consideration by the full membership of the Board 
present, it was unanimously voted that this application be 
granted, subject, however, to the following restriction and 
conditions: 

(1) That permission herein granted is to extend for one 
year only and will expire on May 14, 1949, and is to be 
subject to the continued approval of the Board of 
Health of the town. 



REPORT OF BOARD OF APPEALS 167 

(2) That the use of said ponies be restricted to the property 
now used as and for a Roadside Stand, and that the 
number of ponies used are not to exceed three. 

Meeting, June 10, 1948 

/. Application of John L. Mann for permission to re-model a 
small building located on his property at corner of South Great 
Road and Sudbury Road, in Southerly part of Lincoln; 

To install a bathroom and make other minor alterations; 

Said building to be used as Jiving quarters; 

Building is located between 18 and 20 feet from South Great 
Road, and had been used previously as a store and roadside 
stand. 

This building, together with a dwelling house and a building 
now used as a garage and Gas Station, is located on a plot of 
land containing less than one acre. 

Decision — After due consideration by the full membership 
of the Board present and voting, it was voted that this applica- 
tion be denied, as this building is located in a Single Residence 
District and governed by Section 15 of the Zoning By-Laws, 
applicable to such uses, all future uses must be in conformity 
with the present by-Jaws. 

II. Application of Edmund W. Giles for a variance of the 
application of the Zoning By-Laws to permit the maintenance 
of a "Contractors Yard" so-called on his property located on 
South Great Road in the Southerly part of the town, said 
property being located in a "Single-Residence District" and 
subject to the provisions of said by-laws applicable to such 
Districts. 

A number of owners of abutting property of that of appli- 
cant, appeared and were recorded against this application, 
principally on the ground that such a business as proposed 
would cause very serious damage to the neighborhood and 
would seriously affect the value of property in the neighbor- 
hood . 

Several attending the hearing stated that they could see no 
serious objection to the business proposed by Mr. Giles if the 
equipment used would be stored in the "Sand Pit" so-called in 



168 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

the rear of Mr. Giles' property and out of sight of the dwelling 
houses in that vicinity. 

Decision — After due consideration by the full membership 
of the Board present, it was unanimously voted that this ap- 
plication be granted, subject however to the following restric- 
tions and limitations: 

(1) That this permit will extend for one year only and will 
expire on June 11, 1949. 

(2) That all equipment and materials are to be stored in the 
existing buildings as now located on the property, and 
out of sight of dwelling houses, in the vicinity of such 
location. 

(3) That all equipment at or in the vicinity of the "Sand 
Pit" so-called, shall not be kept or stored nearer to the 
South Great Road, than the present line of said "Sand 
Pit," and out of sight of dwelling houses in said location. 

777. Application of Harold W. Lawson for permission to make 
alterations and extend a building used as and for a "roadside 
stand," said building being located on Concord Turnpike in the 
Northerly part of Lincoln. 

Decision — Mr. Lawson appeared and stated that the build- 
ing in question had been used as and for a "roadside stand" for 
the sale of various products. That he found it very difficult to 
store and display his goods, and additional room was very 
necessar\\ 

After due consideration by the Board, it was unanimously 
voted by the five members present, that this application be 
granted, subject however, to the following restriction: 

"That any new construction or alteration made will not 
bring the line of the building or any part thereof nearer 
to the highway than the line of the present existing 
building." 

Meeting, June 24, 1948 

7. Application of R. L. Haden, Jr., for a variance of the appli- 
cation of the Zoning By-Laws to permit the erection of an 
addition to his house located on Macintosh Lane, in the 
Southerly part of Lincoln. 



REPORT OF BOARD OF APPEALS 169 

Mr. Haden appeared and explained his reasons for the con- 
struction of the addition proposed; that he had applied to the 
Inspector of Buildings for a permit to make the certain altera- 
tion, which permit was denied for lack of a 40-foot depth from 
house to front lot line. * 

Decision — After due consideration by the Board, it was 
unanimously voted by the five members present, that this 
application be approved, subject however to the following 
restriction : 

"That any new construction or alterations made to said 
building will not come nearer to the highway than the 
line of the present building." 

Note 

The Members of the Board would herein note their feeling of 
disappointment in learning of the decision of their Chairman 
and Associate, Harland B. Newton, to retire from the Board. 

Mr. Newton had been a member of the Board for upwards of 
three terms during which time his opinion and judgment were 
most helpful in formulating the decisions of the Board, all of 
which is greatly acknowledged and appreciated by the 
members. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY B. HOOVER, Chairman, 
ANTHONY J. DOHERTY, Clerk, 
JAMES DeNORMANDIE, 
DANIEL EVERETT SHERMAN, 
RICHARD S. MERRIAM. 



170 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

REPORT OF THE MIDDLESEX COUNTY EXTENSION 
SERVICE FOR THE TOWN OF LINCOLN, 1948 



The Middlesex County Extension Service is a county or- 
ganization maintained to serve the various towns of the county 
especially in the field of agriculture and home economics. 

The agricultural work during the year has been largely with 
the dairymen and market gardeners. Two dairy farmers parti- 
cipated in the New England-wide "Green Pastures" Contest 
and nine dairymen have belonged to the Selective Breeding 
Association which is an organization to assist farmers in pro- 
ducing high quality stock and in efficient management. Market 
gardeners were interested in labor saving equipment and the 
obtaining of satisfactory farm labor. 

Mrs. H. M. Doherty is now serving as Chairman of the 
Lincoln Home Committee. During the year meetings were 
held on the making of slip covers and on interior decorating. 

In boys and girls 4-H club work there were four clubs in 
Lincoln. The agricultural club was made possible under the 
leadership of Hans Van Leer assisted by Sherman Davis. Mrs. 
Edward Stuart led a clothing and canning club and Mrs. 
Medford Huntley a clothing club. 

Hans Van Leer, Jr., was awarded a Bailey Medal on his 
excellent 4-H garden. 



REPORT OF TREE WARDEN 171 



REPORT OF THE TREE WARDEN 



The work of removing dead and dangerous limbs from the 
trees was continued again this year. Special attention being 
paid to the elm trees. The dead wood was removed from the 
trees on the Common and Library grounds, the large elms on 
Lincoln Road and the trees on the parking lot near the railroad 
station. 

Spraying was started the third week in May and continued 
to the last week in June. All the roadside trees on our high- 
ways were sprayed with very good results. A second spraying 
was done in August on account of the Dutch elm disease and I 
am glad to report, after careful scouting and samples sent to 
Amherst College that we have no Dutch elm disease as yet. 
Dutch elm disease is caused by a fungus which lives in the sap- 
wood of the elm tree. It is spread from tree to tree by the bark 
beetle. To control the disease these beetles must be controlled. 

The total expenditure for Moth and Tree work in 1948 was 
$2,795.91. 

I recommend that $3,700 be appropriated for Moth and Tree 
work for the year 1949. 

JOHN J. KELLIHER, 

Tree Warden, 



172 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



LINCOLN SUMMER PLAYGROUND 



During the spring the playground committee was expanded 
to five members from the previous three. This is a very de- 
sirable move as this present committee should be able to supply 
sufficient volunteer help to supplement the professional super- 
visors. 

James Dudley served as supervisor of the playground and 
instructed the boys in baseball, tennis and softball. 

Miss Sally Foss of Concord was hired for the month of July 
to supervise an experimental part time program for girls. This 
venture proved successful enough to include it in this year's 
program for the entire summer. 

The fifth annual adult tennis tournament was exceedingly 
successful and included more than fifty contestants. 

The boys' baseball team played a number of games with 
adjacent towns and finished the season with an enviable record. 

Plans for 1949 include a field day to give parents an oppor- 
tunity to see their boys and girls participating in sports pro- 
grams. 

The good start made by the contractors building the new 
school may enable us to have the use of a small room during the 
summer to work out details for our long anticipated handicraft 
class. 

ASTRID DONALDSON, 
SADIE SHERMAN, 
NORMAN FRADD, 
ETHAN MURPHY, 
DAVID TODD. 



REPORT OF BUILDING INSPECTOR 173 



REPORT OF BUILDING INSPECTOR 



January 17, 1948. 

I herewith submit the Annual Report of the Building 
Inspector. 

Permits Issued 

57 Building 

9 Electric (January 1 to May 14) 

60 Plumbing 

Total 126 

Total Fees Collected $300 00 
Fees Uncollected 22 00 



$322 00 
Respectfully submitted, 



CYRUS W. MURPHY, 

Building Inspector. 



REPORT OF WIRING INSPECTOR 



I herewith submit the Annual Report of the Wiring In- 
spector. 

Permits Issued .... 79 

Fees Collected $81 00 

WILLIAM DEAN, 

Wiring Inspector. 



174 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF THE BUILDING CODE COMMITTEE 



We have been inactive due to the fact that the new, national 
standard building code was incompleted and unavailable until 
just recently. This code was prepared by various committees 
of the Building Officials' Conference of America, which is com- 
posed of Building Commissioners and Inspectors of most all 
the cities and towns of the country. 

We now have a copy to use as a base for devising a new local 
code. It will require some study and we will make our recom- 
mendations to the town at a later date. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HARLAND B. NEWTON, 
EDMUND W. GILES, 
CYRUS W. MURPHY. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE 175 



REPORT OF SCHOOL BUILDING COMMITTEE 



At the Special Town Meeting in June 1948 this committee 
was instructed to proceed with construction of the elementary 
school building on the ball field site, preliminary plans for 
which had been presented at the Meeting. 

Anderson and Beckwith and Kilham Hopkins Greeley & 
Brodie were retained to complete the plans and supervise con- 
struction. Due to intensive work on their part, the plans and 
specifications were completed in September, advertisements 
were published, and bids received on October 21, 1948. Dur- 
ing the summer only two major changes were made, namely, 
the extension of the music room by 12 feet (now 30x42) so that 
it will accommodate larger groups and the addition of toilets 
and storage space which can be entered from outside the build- 
ing for use in connection with playground activities. 

Seventeen general contract bids were received ranging up- 
ward from $328,990 and averaging about $360,000. Even the 
lowest bid was substantially in excess of the funds available, 
for out of the $335,000 appropriated in June, $23,000 was 
reserved for architects' fees, legal expense, engineers' fees and 
miscellaneous items, leaving $312,000 available for the general 
contract. The month following opening of the bids was de- 
voted to negotiations with the lowest bidder on various changes 
which would reduce the over-all price to a figure below $312,- 
000. That was accomplished by agreement on 32 change 
orders which in the opinion of the committee and architects in 
no way diminished the strength, durability or easy mainte- 
nance of the building and, more important, did not materially 
detract from the utility of the building as a school. 

The contract was thereupon awarded to the lowest bidder, 
Thomas Worcester, Inc., and the necessary change orders were 
signed at the same time resulting in a net contract of about 
$310,000. Whether or not the building is completed by Sep- 
tember 1, 1949, dependson the weather this winter and possible 
delays in obtaining materials. Present Indications are that 
the building will be available for school use in September 
although there may be some work still in progress at that 
time. 



176 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

The School Committee, Mr. Manges, and Mr. McKelvey 
have been in touch with developments and have consulted 
with this committee from time to time. The plans and change 
orders have their approval. With their assistance, this com- 
mittee is preparing for presentation at the annual Town 
Meeting requests for restoration of certain items which were 
eliminated from the original plans in November when a reduc- 
tion in cost was necessary. These are items which, although 
not necessary for the basic functioning of the school, are 
important for efficient operation and an effective school 
program. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JAMES DeNORMANDIE, 
ANDREW J. DOUGHERTY, 
PEARSON HUNT, 
ELIZABETH SNELLING, Secretary, 
JOHN O. WILSON, Chairman. 



REPORT OF "GAZETTE" COMMITTEE 177 

REPORT OF THE "GAZETTE" COMMITTEE 



The town bulletin "The Gazette," which was authorized for 
the first time at the last Town meeting, has been published 
three times, in April, October and January. 

This little paper has made it possible for the various officers 
and committees of the town to make interim reports on matters 
of current interest. In several instances committees have been 
able to use the Gazette to inform the Town on events which 
would otherwise have made necessary the mailing of special 
bulletins. 

The committee in charge is grateful to the various town 
officials for their cooperation in this venture. In particular, 
the Board of Selectmen has been of great assistance with 
advice and suggestions. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ELIZABETH J. SNELLING, 
EMILY K. KUBIK, 
ALEXANDRA C. COWLES. 



178 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

REPORT OF BUILDING COMMITTEE FOR HIGHWAY 
DEPARTMENT GARAGE 



Board of Selectmen: 

The first action of this committee was to engage the firm of 
O'Sullivan and Murphy as architects. This firm had done the 
preliminary architectural work for the Planning Board and 
were therefore familiar with the project. 

A topographical survey of the tract indicated the prudence 
of changing the orientation of the proposed structure, but 
otherwise, all is being carried out substantially as outlined to 
the town a year ago. 

There was legal delay in acquiring the property but imme- 
diately the town obtained title, bids were advertised. There 
were fourteen bids submitted, ranging from a high of $47,060 
to the low of $36,259. The contract was awarded to Sciaba 
and Co. of Boston, the low bidder. 

Construction was started in early October, and on the basis 
of the promised delivery of materials, completion was sched- 
uled for the first of this year. 

Work on the structure has progressed very satisfactorily as 
far as materials were obtainable. The delivery date of struc- 
tural steel has been repeatedly postponed, but as soon as 
received, the building can be quickly completed. 

Town labor was used to make a road in from Codman Road, 
for yard grading and to extend the water line on from the end 
of Lewis Street. The water service is completed, and poles 
have been set for the electric service. There yet remains some 
finishing and gravelling to be done on the road and yard. 

The committee wishes to express its appreciation of the 
cooperation received from the abutters, the Fire Department, 
the Water Department and the Highway Department. It 
also wishes to thank Mr. and Mrs. James Corrigan for the 
easement for the water and electric lines granted by them to the 
town. These aids have all helped in speeding the project and 
keeping the estimated cost within the appropriation. 
Respectfully submitted, 

HAYWARD PEIRCE, Chairman, 
ROBERT C. CHAPIX, 
JOSEPH R. TRACY, 

Building Committee. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



School Committee 



OF THE 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



FOR THE 



SCHOOL YEAR 1948 




NEWTON 

GARDEN CITY PRINT. INC 
1949 



180 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Term 
Expires 

JOHN VV. CARMAN, Chairman 1949 

HELEN P. WILEY 1951 

MALCOLM DONALDSON 1950 

School Office 

ANDREW J. MANGES, Superintendent 
IRENE D. HAGENIAN, Secretary 



Special Areas 
VIRGINIA R. LYKE — Art 
ERNA V. FISHER — Music 



Grade Four 
AUGUSTUS F. SISK 



Grade Eight 
WALTER J. VORSE 



Grade Three 
SHIRLEY KELLERMAN 



Grade Seven 
EVELYN STENSTREAM 



Grade Two 
PHYLLIS JOHNSON 
JANE ST. COEUR 



Grade Six 
JOHN CARLEY 



Grade One 
ELIZABETH ROBERTS 
BETTY CLAY 
SYLVIA B. MANX* 



Grade Five 
ELEANOR L. HARRIS 



Kindergarten 
NANCIE JEWETT 
MARGUERITE WOODWARD* 



Health Services 
MARIAN N. OBER, School Nurse 
DR. RANDOLPH PIPER, 

School Physician 
DR. JOSEPH BARRON, Dentist 



Transportation 
Route No. 1, WARREN RICE 
Route No. 2, 

WILLIAM DOHERTY 
Route No. 3, LES SHERMAN 



Special Services 
WILFRED SMITH, Custodian 
J. J. KELLIHER, Attendance Officer 
EDWARD CUNNINGHAM, Traffic Officer 



^Resigned, June, 1948 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 181 

School Calendar 
1949 

September 7 Schools Open 

October 12 Columbus Day Holiday 

October 21 Middlesex County Teachers' Meeting 

November 11 Armistice Day 

November 24-25 Thanksgiving Recess 

December 22 Christmas Vacation 

1950 

January 3 Schools Resume 

February 17 Winter Vacation 

February 27 Schools Resume 

April 14 Spring Vacation 

April 24 Schools Resume 

May 30 Memorial Day 

June 16 End of term closing 

No School Signal 
7:30 A.M. 3-3-3 on Fire Whistle 
7:35 A.M. 3-3-3 on Fire Whistle 
Announcement on Stations WBZ, WEEI, WHDH 



182 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE' S ANNUAL REPORT 
1948 



The annual report of the School Committee for 1948 covers 
four categories, enrollment, personnel, facilities and their use, 
and budget planning. 

In June, 1948, it was estimated that the enrollment on Sep- 
tember, 1949, would be 305. This figure was reached before 
Christmas recess and will no doubt increase even more by the 
end of the school year. As a result rather severe overcrowding 
prevails in the lower grades, which can only be relieved by the 
completion of the new building. 

The salary schedule of last year remains in force. Three new 
teachers joined the staff in September, one in kindergarten, one 
in first grade and one in second grade. The staff was increased 
by one teacher to provide for dividing second grade. Our 
Superintendent, Mr. McKelvey, resigned in July to accept a 
very desirable position at Ohio University. He was succeeded 
by Mr. Manges. It is planned to employ one more teacher as 
soon as possible, and in September two more teachers will be 
required to provide divided grades from first through fourth. 

Considerable time and thought has gone into the planning 
necessary to the equipping, occupancy and use of existing 
facilities and the added facilities now under construction. In 
July, 1948, an order was placed for movable desks and chairs 
to equip completely both the new and the Center School. The 
increased enrollment will require the use of all classrooms in 
both the Center School and the new building. It is believed 
that the DeCordova School Equipment Fund will cover all but 
a minimum of equipment and furniture needed in the next 
year. 

The School Budget request for 1949 is increased by $10,500 
above that of 1948. Of this amount $8,500 is for personal 
services, standard salary increases and necessary added staff. 
Proper maintenance of the building and grounds requires 
$1,000 more than last year as all floors in the Center School 
need refinishing and a start is to be made at repainting the 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 183 

classrooms. Increased supply requirements and rising supply 
costs account for the balance. 

The overall school program is moving along in a very satis- 
factory manner and the cooperation of the staff and the com- 
munity in supporting and promoting this progress is producing 
results. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN W. CARMAN, Chairman, 
HELEN P. WILEY, 
MALCOLM L. DONALDSON. 



184 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 



Lincoln School Committee, 
Lincoln, Massachusetts. 

It is both a privilege and an honor to submit the 1948 Annual 
Report for the Lincoln Public Schools. 

In the brief period that I have been associated with the 
Lincoln schools, I have discovered that you have not only an 
excellent school organization but what is more important you 
have the desire to make our schools better. This is both unique 
and commendable ; unique since it is more commonly found that 
communities are interested in doing "as well as" someone else, 
thus operating on a comparative basis; commendable in that 
such a spirit of determination will assure Lincoln of above 
average if not distinctly superior educational opportunities for 
her future citizens. 

It is by no means a happenstance that this healthful situa- 
tion exists in your educational area. It is but a natural conse- 
quence of placing these responsibilities in the hands of a capa- 
ble school committee plus the continuing support of that body's 
efforts to make your school system what you so earnestly 
desire. 

Prior to the adoption of the plans which ultimately resulted 
in the beginning of construction of a new school building, there 
was developed a statement of philosophy and objectives of 
education. Such a blue print is essential to educational prog- 
ress. Such a statement, evolving as it did through the united 
efforts of staff and administration was carefully chosen. Its 
effectiveness is being proven as it continues to unfold, by re- 
vealing the unanimously accepted concept of belief in the rela- 
tion of the school to a democracy. Thus the purposes of ele- 
mentary education provide the elements that make possible the 
pupil's ultimate objectives of self-realization, human relation- 
ships, economic sufficiency and civic responsibility. 

The General School Program 

To date there have been but minor changes in the program 
established last year. These changes have been in the special 
subjects area. The homeroom teacher continues to be the 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 185 

teacher in grades Kindergarten through six. The recent de- 
partmental organization of the upper grades, 7th and 8th, has 
resulted in substantial improvement. However, this area will 
stand further consideration and possible reorganization with a 
view toward further departmentalization. 

With but two exceptions — social science and the spelling 
phase of the language arts program of the upper grades — 
there have been textbook adoptions which should reflect rec- 
ognizable improvement in all phases of the basic skills and 
knowledges. Further reference books have been ordered for 
social studies and other areas are generally receiving additional 
aids which will further enhance the total program. 

The after-school sports program inaugurated last year has 
been continued under the direction of Mr. John Carley and 
Mr. Walter Vorse. Last spring the upper grade boys partici- 
pated in numerous baseball games and during the fall, a num- 
ber of soccer games were enjoyed by grades 6, 7 and 8. 

The Junior Red Cross Club organized under the direction of 
Mr. John Carley was again the outstanding student activity, 
particularly in making collection of donations of money which 
the children had earned and in the sending of Christmas pack- 
ages to the less fortunate children of Europe. The recent 
Christmas program which was held in the Town Hall provided 
an opportunity for broader participation by grades on an all- 
school basis. This was an effort to establish and develop unity 
of purpose, teamwork, and awareness of belonging to a school 
rather than merely a group. Through our art and music pro- 
grams under the direction of Miss Virginia Lyke and Mrs. 
Erna Fisher respectively, we have endeavored to develop an 
international view, tolerance and broader understanding in 
conjunction with the pupil's development of his art and music 
appreciation. It was sought to achieve this through the intro- 
duction of songs, dances and exhibits from elementary school 
children in Europe and elsewhere. 

• 
Health and Safety 

As will be noted in the school nurse's report, the general 
health conditions are quite satisfactory. The program of 

dental surveys under Dr. Joseph Barron and annual physical 

examinations by Dr. Randolph Piper have proved satisfactory 



186 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

and in the environment of our new school, the entire health and 
safety program should attain new heights in the approach to 
adequate provision for our children's health. Audio and occu- 
lar tests were given to all students by Mrs. Marian Ober, 
school nurse, and recommendations have been made accord- 
ingly. 

In spite of the increased enrollment and consequent added 
burden to our transportation vehicles, it has been possible, with 
slight revisions in bus schedules from time to time, to avoid 
serious overcrowding. In other respects our equipment more 
than satisfies requirements of standards for safety and school 
service. The bus turn-around and extension of it as a hard 
surfaced play area continues to be a matter of major concern in 
the plans for the continued use of Center School. Community 
acceptance of some regulations governing the flow of student 
traffic across Lincoln Road and the one way vehicular traffic 
on the front driveway at Center School have tended to alleviate 
what was a particular ly hazardous situation. 

Visual Education 

Our visual education program has become a major part of the 
total educational picture. Its true value should be intrinsically 
enhanced under the more favorable conditions anticipated in 
the new school. In connection with this program involving 
sound films and exhibits, the planned tours have greatly con- 
tributed to the enriched program offered our student body. It 
is anticipated that throughout the coming year these experi- 
ences will be broadened through the use of available specialists, 
technicians and other professionally trained citizens residing in 
this community who have signified their willingness to place 
their services at the disposal of the school. 

Guidance and Testing 

The guidance and testing program which was inaugurated 
two years ago has proved itself a valuable asset in our efforts to 
be of particular assistance in the solution of individual prob- 
lems and the understanding of difficulties encountered in the 
making of social adjustments. The folder provided for each 
student keeps an easily accessible anecdotal record of each 
pupil's elementary school experience. The regular testing pro- 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 187 

gram of reading readiness at the kindergarten level and subject 
achievement in all other grades will be continued. This infor- 
mation has accumulated to the extent that its value will be 
greatly increased from this point on, since interpretations have 
more meaning when based on several years' records. The pro- 
vision for a Guidance Day for the 8th grade is a good practice. 
It will be continued with a view to increasing this service in so 
far as possible. 

Personnel 

As a result of the cooperative efforts of the school committee 
and staff, a new salary schedule was adopted in 1946, revised in 
1947, and has come into full operation during the current year. 
Briefly this schedule provides a minimum of $1,800 for less 
than four years' training and $2,300 for five years' training, 
with maximum of $2,250 for the former in four steps and $3,350 
for the latter in eight steps. Provisions with regard to absence, 
accumulated sick leave, requirement of medical examination 
and x-rays for all new employees, and six weeks' summer school 
attendance once every five years in order to continue to receive 
full annual increments at the rate of $150 per annum, made 
this schedule particularly attractive at the time of its adoption. 
It is interesting to note that in spite of all the salary negotia- 
tions for 1949 in surrounding communities, our schedule re- 
mains satisfactorily comparable. 

Another second grade teacher was employed and assumed 
her duties in September. We plan to employ three additional 
teachers for 1949 in order to more adequately meet the needs of 
the expanding enrollment and program. 

The interest of the staff in professional advancement and 
school development is exemplified by the fact that notwith- 
standing staff meetings one afternoon each month, special 
meetings must be called in an effort to conclude the plans and 
discussions designed to promote staff effectiveness. Three 
members are currently enrolled in further professional pursuits 
at Harvard and Boston Universities. In the interests of 
broadened services, Mrs. Marian Ober attended a three-day 
Audio- Visual Institute in Arlington. Mr. Vorse attended a 
NESDC Conference on Public Relations and Mrs. Sisk repre- 
sented Lincoln in a Radio In The Schools — Workshop in 
Watertown, while Mrs. Fisher visited and observed in her field 



188 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

in other schools. The Lincoln Teachers Club was organized to 
promote professional solidarity and occasional after-school 
social affairs. It continues to serve in that capacity. Its officers 
for the current year are: President, Mr. John Carley; Vice- 
President, Miss Phyllis Johnson ; Secretary-Treasurer, Miss 
Virginia Lyke. 

Enrollment 

The current enrollment is establishing a new record in the 
history of the Lincoln schools with 302 elementary pupils and 
80 in high schools, for a total of 382. The details of this en- 
rollment, housed locally, are as follows: 

Kindergarten 49 

1st grade 41 

2nd grade 39 

3rd grade 38 

4th grade 31 

5th grade 32 

6th grade 34 

7th grade 1 7 

8th grade 21 

302 

We eagerly look fonvard to the facilities of the new building 
which will make possible a division of the third and fourth 
grades. Already the predictions of previous years have been 
exceeded. The prospects are that there will be even higher 
enrollments due not only to the increased birth rates of recent 
years but also due to the influx of population represented in the 
well over fifty new homes under construction or recently com- 
pleted here. The Kindergarten Class of 1949-1950 probably 
will consist of two sections of about twenty pupils each. 

Buildings and Equipment 

The subject of buildings and the considerations pertinent 
thereto has been kept so vividly before the Town lately that 
even the supposedly disinterested citizen can hardly help hav- 
ing a fair appraisal of our present plight and consequent needs. 
It may be worthwhile noting, however, that we are still operat- 
ing under the conditions which have prevailed for a decade or 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 189 

more. There have been some improvements at Center School, 
chief among which was the rewiring and consolidation of 
electrical elements by placing them on one panel; renovation 
and redecorating of both rest rooms and the installation of new 
sinks and fountains in convenient places. Long range plans for 
the continued use of Center School provide for interior redec- 
oration, external repairs to main entrances and roof and a 
study to determine how best to proceed to protect us against 
the loss of one boiler which, under heavy firing, may become 
inoperative. It will also be necessary to do a rather complete 
job of refinishing the classroom floors of Center School. 

It is a well known fact that conditions at South School are 
not satisfactory particularly with regard to plumbing services. 
All that can be done to make the situation bearable is being 
done. To solve the problem, according to all available infor- 
mation, would require quite complete renovation. In view of 
the likelihood of the building being out of service within the 
year, this seems a hardly justifiable undertaking. 

Administration 

According to established law and local practice the 1949 
budget has been prepared in detail by the School Committee 
with some assistance on the part of the superintendent and 
staff. Copies of this budget have been placed at the conveni- 
ence of appropriate Town Committees, the Parent Council and 
the Lincoln library. Other copies are available to interested 
citizens. The increase in the 1949 budget over that of 1947 is 
merely a reflection of the "state of the union" brought on by 
increased salaries, increased high school tuition, necessity for 
additional teachers and the continued rise in cost of supplies — 
more of the latter being required as our enrollment steadily 
establishes new records. 

A summary of the 1949 budget is shown in comparison with 
the 1948 expenditures. One may readily search out his individ- 
ual interests. It seems justifiable to center attention on one 
Or more areas. Whereas the total budget lor 1948 was S76-, 
122.00, of which $76,085.23 was expended, this does not reflect 
a true picture of the increase in actual cost to the Town of 
Lincoln. It must be borne in mind that state aid was on the 
Increase again In the form of transportation, teacher per capita 



190 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

and tuition of high school students (Comm. of Mass. Ch. 71, 
Sec. 8). There was a further increase in other receivables to the 
extent that receipts were more than doubled. Thus the expen- 
ditures of $76,085.23 less the receipts of $23,732.28 resulted in a 
net cost of $52,352.95 for Lincoln Public Schools operation 
during 1948. Adding to this the sum of $2,750 which was 
taken from the Post War Rehabilitation Fund and the total 
figure of $55,102.28 is only $1,561.59 actual increase in cost 
over 1947 although the budgeted increase was $14,376.00. 
Considered strictly from the standpoint of budget the cost of 
the schools was nearly $1,200 less in 1948 than in 1947. 

For the year ending June 30, 1947, the per pupil cost was 
$123.26 while the corresponding period ending June 30, 1948, 
resulted in an increase of $18.89 per pupil. While this increase 
may be attributable to general economic conditions, there is 
one factor that should not be disregarded. Though a major 
portion of this cost may be found in the staff's salary adjust- 
ments, this, in itself, constitutes a meager enough price to pay 
for the establishment of the Lincoln Schools on a par with those 
in adjacent areas and at the same time lay the framework for 
solidarity of school personnel and the general raising of morale 
and esprit de corps which are fundamental requirements of a 
healthy, conscientious, professionally aggressive staff. 

Your attention has been sought previously with regard to 
support of the public schools. To consider whether or not we 
should have State and Federal Aid to education is but an 
admission of horse-and-buggy-days thinking. To fear loss of 
local control with increased aid from larger political areas is to 
worry foolishly. We already have State and Federal Aid. We 
have had the latter for over one hundred fifty years and the 
former has mushroomed in the last decade. We should seri- 
ously consider these facts and temper our interest with partici- 
pation in order that our governmental system and its activities 
will remain ultimately subservient to the people. 

Public Relations 

Through announcements, letters, visitations, contributions 
to news organs sponsored by community organization, class 
activities, public performances and numerous other means, we 
endeavor to keep the community informed of the status of its 
schools. 






REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 191 

Particularly contributive to this function is the annual Open 
House which is held in observance of American Education 
Week. Each year this program is thought to be better than 
the year before. 

No less significant is the work of our Parent Council. From 
its membership this year, the following were elected: Mr. 
George Wells, Chairman, and Mrs. Elliott R. Hedge, Secre- 
tary-Treasurer. It is well on its way as an interpretative and 
liaison agency through a "Home, School and Community" day 
in October, a much appreciated reception for the new superin- 
tendent which furthered mutual acquaintanceship, and the 
continuing of its interest in school affairs by inviting various 
individuals to appear and speak on timely subjects at regular 
meetings. It is to be hoped that these subjects discussed in 
regular meetings will serve to arouse the membership to further 
study, grade-room meetings and discussions in an effort to 
disseminate information to every citizen of the Town interested 
in the Lincoln schools. 

Grateful acknowledgement is hereby made to the staff and 
School Committee in their assistance in the preparation of this 
report. It is a distinct pleasure to work with a community so 
genuinely interested in the educational development of its 
future citizens. It is a similar pleasure to be associated with a 
School Committee so fully aware of the importance of public 
education and so conscientiously engaged in the promotion 
thereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ANDREW J. MANGES, 

Superintendent of Schools. 



192 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

SUMMARY OF SCHOOL EXPENSES 

Expended Recommended 

1948 1949 

General Control: 

Office Expense and Clerk $1,653 17 $1,960 00 

Salaries — Superintendent 4,750 02 4,700 00 

Expenses 200 00 200 00 

Other Expenses 133 43 90 00 



$6,736 62 $6,930 00 

Instruction: 

Teachers — Salaries 30,372 00 38,346 00 

Textbooks — Elementary 1,043 18 699 29 

Supplies 2,089 73 2,118 73 



$33,504 91 $41,164 02 

Operation: 

Custodian — Salaries 2,261 72 2,350 00 

Fuel 1,646 96 1,200 00 

Supplies, Power, Telephone, etc 1,420 64 936 63 



$5,329 32 $4,486 63 

Maintenance: 

Repairs and New Equipment 924 73 1,825 00 



$924 73 $1,825 00 

Auxiliary Agencies: 

Health — Elementary 715 39 735 00 

Transportation 11,898 53 12,309 35 

Tuition 16,431 79 17,980 00 



$29,045 71 $31,024 35 

Vocational Education : 

Tuition 474 34 1,110 00 

Transportation 69 60 90 00 



$543 94 $1,200 00 



$76,085 23 $86,650 00 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 193 

Summary: 

Total Appropriation $76,122 00 

Total Expenditures 76,085 23 

Balance $36 77 

Accounts Receivable 

Grammar School Fund $11 14 

City of Boston, Tuition 170 80 

Town of Concord, Transportation 63 00 

Vocational — Tuition and Transportation 117 80 

Special School Tuition 102 20 

Refund on Local Transportation 80 00 

Comm. of Mass., Part I, Ch. 70 2,320 00 

Comm. of Mass., Ch. 71, Sec. 7A and Proportion to State Tax 12,774 96 

Comm. of Mass., Ch. 71, Sec. 8 7,482 38 

DeCordova Fund 610 00 

Total $23,732 28 

Membership by Age and Grade, October 1, 1948 

Age 

Grade 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Totals 

Kdg. 12 34 1 47 

1 9 29 2 40 

2 8 30 2 40 

3 6 28 2 1 37 

4 9 IS 4 31 

5 6 23 2 1 32 

6 1 22 10 1 34 

7 5 12 1 18 

8 1 2 13 5 21 

Totals 12 43 38 38 39 26 29 30 25 14 6 300 
A. 



istribution of Minors 


5 yrs. or over 


7 yrs. 


October 1, 1948 


and under 7 


and under 16 


1. Boys 


40 


143 


2. Girls 


54 


127 



94 270 

Distribution: 

1. In public day schools 81 227 

2. In vocational schools 1 1 

3. In private schools 11 41 

4. Not enrolled in school 1 1 

Totals <M 270 



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Lincoln Tuition Pupils Attending Secondary Schools 

October 1, 1948 

Grade 9 10 11 12 Totals 
School : 

Concord 12 21 11 11 55 

Waltham 1 1 1 3 

Weston 7 5 5 2 19 

Essex Agri . . 1 . . 1 

Waltham Trade 1 . . . . . . 1 

Totals 20 27 18 14 79 

Graduated from 8th Grade, June, 1948 

Marjorie Ober Bean Ronald Gordon Mclvor 

William Bert Blodgett Arthur Selden Mills 

Richard Ferguson Brooks Dana Winthrop Murphy 

Philip James Coane Clara Helene Pearl 

John Olmsted Cowles David Thomas Rouner 
Frank Anthony Domenichella, Jr. Nancy Rouner 

Janet Louisa Henley Frederick Baylies Taylor, Jr. 

James Carter Kubik Hans van Leer 

Sara Jane MacLea John Pennock Wiley 



REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 195 



REPORT OF SCHOOL NURSE 



To the School Committee of Lincoln : 

A report of school nursing for the year ending December 31, 
1948, is hereby submitted. 

Schools have been visited daily. There have been 189 office 
calls for treatment or advice, 39 taken home, and 190 home 
visits made to check on absent pupils. Pupils have been 
weighed and measured at least twice and scalps and skin 
examined frequently. Kindergarten pupils have had throat 
and general inspection each Monday. 

The children entering kindergarten and others, new to 
school, entering first grade attended the Well Child Confer- 
ence, where they were weighed, measured, and given a physical 
examination by Dr. John A. V. Davies, of Boston, and received 
inoculation and vaccination if necessary. 

In May a very pleasant Pre-School Get-to-Gether was held 
at South School for Parents of our kindergarten and first grade 
group; 32 mothers and 1 father attended. 

I assisted our school physician, Dr. Randolph Piper, of 
Concord, with physical examination, with a Vollmer test, 
which was conducted in grades five and seven. 

I requested the use of the Mass. Vision Chart, also a Maico 
Audiometer from the State Department of Public Health, 
receiving both in November. Eighty-nine per cent of our 
pupils were tested ; two visual defects reported to parents are 
now corrected ; two aural defects reported and one now attend- 
ing private physician. A complete survey was impossible, due 
to schools limited facilities, too many activities for one grade 
room during the month's loan of machines. 

Four pupils were taken to Middlesex Sanitorium for chest 
X-Ray. 

1 assisted Dr. Joseph Barron, of Boston, with the dental 
examination; 261 pupils were examined; 40 J had no defect; 
60'/( need treatment; 9 pupils need orthodontia (one now 
registered al Tufts Dental Clinic) and about 69 extractions 
necessary. With all this work necessary conditions showed a 
definite improvement over last year. 



196 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

I attended many school health Institutes and group 
meetings of school nurses, all proving helpful and interesting. 

Our school health has been very good, no epidemic. 

Respectfully submitted with my thanks for the co-operation 
of Mr. Manges, teachers and especially the parents. 

MARIAN N. OBER, R.N., 

School Nurse. 



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NOTICE 
Business Meeting, Monday, March 7, 1949, at 7:30 P.M. 



WARRANT 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
MIDDLESEX, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Lincoln in said County: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby required to notify the legal voters of said Town of 
Lincoln, qualified to vote in Town Meeting for the Transac- 
tion of Town affairs, to meet in the Town Hall in said Lincoln, 
on Monday, the Seventh day of March next at 7:30 o'clock 
P.M., then and there to act on the following articles except 
Article 1 and also to meet in said Town Hall on Saturday, the 
twelfth day of March next, at 12 o'clock Noon, then and there 
to act on the following Article 1, by posting a copy of this 
Warrant, by you attested in each of the Post Offices, and in 
some other public place in said Town seven days at least 
before the seventh day of March next. 

The polls for voting the Australian ballot on Saturday, 
March twelfth will be open at 12 o'clock Noon, and may be 
closed at 7 o'clock P.M. 

Article 1. To bring in their votes for the following Town 
Officers and any other officers required by law, to be elected 
by Australian Ballot, Viz: 

One Town Clerk for one year. 

One member of the Board of Selectmen for three years. 

One member of the Board of Assessors for three years. 

One Treasurer for one year. 

One Auditor for one year. 

One member of the School Committee for three years. 

One member of the Board of Water Commissioners for 

three years. 
One member of the Board of Health for three years. 



198 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

One member of the Board of Health for one year. 
One Tree Warden for one year. 

One member of the Trust Fund Commissioners for three 

years. 
One member of the Trustees of the Bemis Fund for Free 

Public Lectures for three years. 
One member of the Board of Cemetery Commissioners for 

three years. 
One member of the Planning Board for five years. 
One Director for the deCordova and Dana Museum and 

Park for four vears. 



Article 2. To bring in their votes for any committees, 
commissioners, trustees, and other officers, required by law 
to be elected by ballot or otherwise. 

Selectmen 



Article 3. To hear and act upon the reports of Town Offi- 
cers, Committees, Commissioners and Trustees. 

Selectmen 



Article 4. To fix the salaries and compensation of the 
several elective officers of the Town and to determine whether 
any Department, Board or Committee shall be authorized to 
employ for additional compensation any of its members and 
to fix additional compensation of such members. 

Selectmen 



Article 5. To raise and appropriate money for the neces- 
sary and expedient purposes of the Town, and enact anything 
in relation to the same. 

Selectmen 



Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to bor- 
row money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue 



WARRANT 199 

of the financial year beginning January 1, 1949, and to issue 
a note or notes therefor, payable within one year and to re- 
new any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than 
one year in accordance with Section 17, Chapter 44, General 
Laws. 

Selectmen 



Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $7, 750.00 to purchase the following 
Highway Equipment. 

Power Sweeper $1,600 00 

Tractor with shovel 5,250 00 

Pick-up-truck 900 00 

or take any other action relative thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $1,743.00 to purchase the following Fire 
Department equipment. 

Hose $400 00 

Oxygen Masks 1,343 00 

or take any other action relative thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $950.00 for equipment for the new High- 
way Building, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 10. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $1,238.72 to pay Town employees two 
weeks extra compensation as a Cost of Living Bonus for 1948, 
or take any other action relative thereto. 

Selectmen 



200 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Article 11. To see if the Town will vote to conduct 
Memorial Day Services on May 30th next, appoint a com- 
mittee, raise and appropriate money, or take any other action 
relative thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to change the 
name of any Town Roads, or take any other action relative 
thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 13. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate 
money for printing and mailing an official Town Bulletin, or 
take any other action relative thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 14. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate a sum of money for the use of the Building Code 
Committee, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 15. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate a sufficient sum of money to pay the following un- 
paid 1948 bills. 

Cemetery Dept. George E. Cunningham . . . $150 00 

Public Welfare Comm. of Mass 174 80 

Board of Appeals Anthony Doherty 107 46 



S532 26 



or take any other action relative thereto. 

Treasurer 



Article 16. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate money for the use of the School Building Commit- 



WARRANT 201 

tee to provide facilities connected with the new school build- 
ing, or take any action relative thereto. 

School Building Committee 



Article 17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $150.00 to place street lights on Lincoln 
Road from route 117 to the Way land line, or take any other 
action relative thereto. 

By Petition 



Article 18. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate a sum not to exceed $500.00 for the purchase and 
installation of an adequate range and install the same in the 
kitchen of the Town Hall and that the Moderator be in- 
structed to appoint a Committee consisting of a representa- 
tive from St. Anne's Church — one from St. Joseph's Church 
— one from the Lincoln Grange and two to be chosen by the 
Moderator to purchase the same. 

By Petition 



Article 19. To see if the Town will vote to raise and ap- 
propriate the sum of $1,500.00 for the provision of book- 
shelves, catalogue cabinets, such other furniture as deemed 
necessary, and improved toilet facilities in the Library, or 
take any other action relative thereto. 

Library Trustees 



Article 20. To see if the Town will amend the second 
paragraph of Section 12 of the Zoning By-Law by eliminat- 
ing the words "every such lot shall have at least a forty (40) 
foot frontage along the right of way" and substituting there- 
fore the words "every such lot shall have a frontage <>l at 
least eighty (80) feet in any direction from side lot line to 
side lot line between said street line and any dwelling on said 
lot." 

Planning Board 



202 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Article 21. To see whether the Town will adopt a By- 
Law regulating and limiting the use of motor-propelled craft 
upon the waters of any river within the limits of the Town, 
or take any other action relative thereto. 

Selectmen 



Article 22. To see if the Town will vote to revise the By- 
Laws by adding the following: "No person shall fire or dis- 
charge any firearm or explosives of any kind within the limits 
of any highway, park, or other public property, or on any 
private property, except with the consent of the owner or 
legal occupant thereof; provided, however, that this by-law 
shall not apply to the lawful defense of life or property, nor 
to any law enforcement officer acting in the discharge of his 
duties. 

"Any person violating this by-law shall be punished by a 
fine of not more than twenty dollars for each offense." 

Selectmen 



Article 23. To determine whether, pursuant to Final De- 
cree After Rescript in Briggs et al. and the Town of Lincoln v. 
The Merchants National Bank of Boston et als., in the Supreme 
Judicial Court for Suffolk County, No. 67558 in equity, the 
Town shall elect and confirm the action of the Selectmen in 
electing that payments of income now and hereafter payable 
to the Town by the respective trustees of the trusts under 
paragraphs 12 and 13 of the will of Julian deCordova, as 
modified by said decree, shall be made by said trustees directly 
to deCordova and Dana Museum and Park rather than di- 
rectly to the Town, and whether the Town shall confirm the 
action of the Selectmen and Treasurer in paying over to said 
corporation the income or the unexpended balance thereof 
previously received by the Town from said trustees or the 
executors under said will, and in turning over to said corpora- 
tion the possession, custody, management and control of said 
museum and its contents and said park, or to take any other 
action relative thereto. 

Selectmen 



WARRANT 203 

Article 24. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Selectmen to sell or lease a portion of the property purchased 
by the Town for a Highway Building, or take any other action 
relative thereto. 

By Petition 



Article 25. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Selectmen to grant an easement of passage to Codman Road 
for the benefit of certain owners of land on Lewis Street over 
a strip of land sixty feet wide on the northwesterly side of the 
Town Garage lot, or take any other action relative thereto. 

By Petition 



Article 26. To see if the Town will vote to acquire by 
purchase, gift or eminent domain or any other way a tri- 
angular parcel of land containing five thousand five hundred 
eighty-three (5,583) square feet more or less and bounded: 

Northerly by land of the Town of Lincoln ; 
Southeasterly by Lincoln Road; and 
Southwesterly by other land of Harriet C. Peirce 

all as shown on a "Plan of Land in Lincoln, Mass., to be con- 
veyed to the Inhabitants of the Town of Lincoln, January, 
1949, Snelling and Hilton, Reg. Surveyors" and appropriate 
therefore the sum of two hundred dollars ($200.00). 

School Building Committee 



Article 27. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a 
gift from Sumner Smith a triangular parcel of land on the 
northeasterly side of the existing road leading to the ball field, 
containing approximately fourteen hundred (1,400) square 
feet and bounded : 

Northwesterly by the brook ; 

Northeasterly by other land of Sumner Smith; and 
Southwesterly by other land of the Town of Lincoln 
taken for school purposes. 

School Building Committee 



204 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant with 
your doings thereon to the Town Clerk, at or before the time 
for the meeting aforesaid. Given under our hands this 7th 
day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine 
hundred and forty-nine. 

SUMNER SMITH, 
H. BIGELOW HILLS, 
JOHN TODD, 

Selectmen of Lincoln. 



REPORT OF THE OFFICERS 

OF THE 

TOWN OF LINCOLN 

FOR THE YEAR 1949 

ALSO 

THE REPORT OF THE 

SCHOOL AND OTHER COMMITTEES 

FOR THE YEAR 1949 




N EWTON 

GARDEN CITY PRINT, Inc. 

1950 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Page 

Assessors, Report of 53 

Auditor, Report of 84 

Board of Appeals, Report of 135 

Building Code Committee, Report of 143 

Building Committee for Highway Department Garage, Report of. . 147 

Building Inspector, Report of 142 < 

Cemetery Commissioners, Report of 122* 

Collector of Taxes, Report of 76 

deCordova and Dana Museum, Report of Directors 39 

Finance Committee, Report of 44 

Fire Engineers, Report of 124 

'Gazette" Committee, Report of 146 

Health, Board of, Report of 119 

Inspector of Animals, Report of 130 

Jury List for 1949 27 

Library, Report of Trustees of 128 

Statistics 129 

Lincoln Summer Playground, Report of 141 

Lincoln School Building Committee, Report of 144 

Middlesex County Extension Service, Report of 138 

Nursing Committee, Report of 127 

Old Age Assistance, Report of 38 

Planning Board, Report of 131 

School Committee, Report of 149 

Expenditures 162 

Graduating Class of 1949 164 

School Calendar 151 

School Committee, Report of 152 

School Enrollment 163 

School Nurse, Report of 165 

School Personnel 150 

School Superintendent, Report of 154 

Selectmen, Report of 35 

State Auditor, Report of 99 

Streets, Superintendent of, Report of 113 

Town Clerk, Report of 8 

Annual Meeting, March 7, 1949, Proceedings at 15 

Annual Meeting, March 7, 1949, Warrant of 8 

Births 28 

Deaths 33 

Dog Licenses 27 

Juror List for 1949 27 

Marriages 31 

Sporting Licenses 27 

Town Election, March 1 2, 1949 25 

Town Officers, List of 4 

Treasurer, Report of 78 

Tree Warden, Report of 140 

Trust Funds Commissioners, Report of 105 

Warrant of 1950 167 

Water Commissioners, Report of 114 

Wiring Inspector, Report of 142 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



TOWN OFFICERS FOR 1949 



Moderator 

DONALD P. DONALDSON 

Town Clerk 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS 

Selectmen and Board of Public Welfare 

JOHN O. WILSON {Chairman) Term expires 1952 

JOHN TODD Term expires 1950 

H. BIGELOW HILLS Term expires 1951 

Regular meeting second and fourth Mondays of each month, at 8 p.m. 
at the Town Hall office. 

Assessors 

CYRUS W. MURPHY {Chairman) Term expires 1951 

ROBERT W. SCOTT Term expires 1950 

DAVID B. YOUNG Term expires 1952 

Treasurer 
FREDERICK B. TAYLOR 

Collector of Taxes 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS 

Auditor 

JAMES W. LENNON 

School Committee 

JOHN W. CARMAN {Chairman) Term expires 1952 

MALCOLM L. DONALDSON Term expires 1950 

HELEN P. WILEY Term expires 1951 

Water Commissioners 

SUMNER SMITH {Chairman) Term expires 1950 

JOHN J. KELLIHER, resigned Term expires 1952 

ROBERT W. SCOTT Term expires 1951 

Board of Health 

ROBERT L. DeNORMANDIE {Chairman) . . Term expires 1951 

GORDON A. DONALDSON Term expires 1952 

WARREN F. FLINT Term expires 1950 



TOWN OFFICERS 

Tree Warden 
JOHN J. KELLIHER 



Commis ioners of Trust Funds 

LEONARD C. LARRABEE (Chairman) . . . 

CLEMENT C. SAWTELL 

HENRY DeC. WARD 



Term expires 1951 
Term expires 1952 
Term expires 1950 



Trustees of Bemis Fund for Free Public Lectures 

MABEL H. TODD {Chairman) Term expires 1950 

LEONARD C. LARRABEE _ Term expires 1951 

CHRISTOPHER W. HURD Term expires 1952 

Cemetery Commissioners 

GEORGE E. CUNNINGHAM {Chairman) . . Term expires 1950 

ROBERT D. DONALDSON Term expires 1951 

ELIZABETH H. DOHERTY Term expires 1952 

Planning Board 

LAWRENCE B. ANDERSON (Chairman) . . Term expires 1951 

WILLIAM DeFORD Term expires 1950 

EVELETH R. TODD Term expires 1952 

WILLIAM T. KING Term expires 1953 

ALAN McCLENNEN Term expires 1954 

Trustees of Grammar School Fund 

CLEMENT C. SAWTELL HENRY DeC. WARD 

LEONARD C. LARRABEE 

Measurers of Wood and Bark 

HAROLD S. COUSINS 
JOSEPH R. TRACEY 

Trustees of Lincoln Library 

ROLAND C. MACKENZIE (Chairman) 

GEORGE G. TARBELL ALICE G. MERIAM 

JOHN O. WILSON (Chairman Selectmen ex-officio) 

JOHN W. CARMAN {Chairman School Committee ex-officio) 



Board of Appeals Appo 
HENRY B. HOOVER {Chairman) . 

JAMES DeNORMANDIE (Secretary) 
RICHARD S. MERIAM . . . 
I). EVERETT SHERMAN, JR. 
ANDREW J. O'REILLY .... 



nted by Selectmen 

Term expires 1953 
Term expires 1950 
Term expires 1951 
Term expires 1952 
Term expires 195 1 



6 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Associate Members 

WALTER E. LOYEJOY Term expires 1950 

ARTHUR VV. RICE Term expires 1952 

Registrars Appointed by Selectmen 

MANLEY B. BOYCE Term expires 1952 

ANDREW J. DOUGHERTY Term expires 1950 

HENRY J. DAVIS Term expires 1951 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS (Town Clerk ex-officio) 

Finance Committee Appointed by Moderator 

F. WINCHESTER DENIO (Chairman). . . . Term expires 1951 

LELAND A. WILDES (Secretary) Term expires 1951 

WILLIAM PAGE Term expires 1952 

THOMAS J. ROUNER Term expires 1952 

PAUL L. NORTON Term expires 1950 

deCordova and Dana Museum and Park 

A. Directors 

CHARLES H. BLAKE Term expires 1953 

ELIZABETH J. SNELLING Term expires 1950 

JANE L. VANCE Term expires 1951 

JOHN Q. ADAMS Term expires 1952 

B. Directors 

RICHARD S. MERIAM Term expires 1952 

PEARSON HUNT Term expires 1950 

ROBERT L. DeNORMANDIE Term exp res 1951 

Population — 1,998 by 1945 census 
Town Area — 8,572 acres 

1949 Tax Rate — $40.00 per $1,000.00 valuation. 

Annual Town Meeting: First Monday in March — March 6, 1950. 

Annual Election of Town Officers: — On Saturday following Town 
Meeting — March 11, 1950. 

Qualifications for Registration: Twelve months continuous residence in 
the State of Massachusetts prior to March 6, 1950, and six months con- 
tinuous residence in the Town of Lincoln prior to March 11, 1950. 

Town Office open daily 9.00 A.M. to 4.30 P.M., Saturday 9.00 A.M. to 
12 noon. 



TOWN OFFICERS 7 

OFFICERS APPOINTED BY THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



Building Inspector — Norman F. Brisson. 

Bureau of Old Age Assistance — Anthony J. Doherty, John J. Kelliher, 
M. Elizabeth Causer. 

Burial Agent — George E. Cunningham 

Caretaker of Town Hall and Library — Orrin C. Wood. 

Chief of Police — John J. Kelliher, resigned — Edward B. Cunningham, 
resigned. 

Police Officer — Leo J. Algeo. 

Constables — - John J. Kelliher, George E. Cunningham 

Special Police — John T. Algeo, Robert H. Booth, Floriy Campobasso, 
James DeNormandie, Andrew J. Dougherty, Joseph Frazier, John Gilbert, 
Frank Gordon, Lawrence Hallett, Harry B. Knowles, Isaac Langille, Ro- 
bert H. Morris, Edward D. Rooney, Daniel Ryan, Sumner Smith, Francis 
J. Smith, Joseph Tracey, Henry Warner, Orrin C. Wood. 

Clerk of Selectmen — M. Elizabeth Causer. 

Dog Officers — John J. Kelliher, Edward B. Cunningham, Leo Algeo. 

Fence Viewers — Thomas W. Coan, John J. Kelliher. 

Field Drivers — Kenneth MacLeod, George U. Browning, Edward 
Murphy. 

Fire Engineers — Edmund W. Giles, Andrew J. Dougherty, Charles 
K. Fitts. 

Forest Warden — Edmund W. Giles. 

Deputy Warden — Joseph Tracey. 

Gazette Committee — Elizabeth J. Snelling, Emily K. Kubik, Alexandra 
T. C. Cowles. 

Inspector of Animals — Isaac Langille. 

Member of District Nursing Committee — Alberta A. Fradd. 
Moth Superintendent — John J. Kelliher. 
Petroleum Inspector — Edmund W. Giles. 

Playground Committee — Ethan Murphy, David Todd, Sadie Sherman, 
A st rid Donaldson, Norman W. Fradd. 

Plumbing Inspector - Manning W. MacRae. 
Sealer of Weights and Measures — John J. Kelliher. 
Superintendent of Streets — Thomas F. Coan. 
Surveyor of Cord Wood - - Harold S. Cousins, 
Veteran's Agenl John Todd. 

Wiring Inspector William M. Dean. 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 



Annual Town Meeting 
Monday, March 7, 1949 

WARRANT 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
MIDDLESEX, ss. 

To either of the Constables of the Town of Lincoln in said County: 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you 
are hereby required to notify the legal voters of said Town of 
Lincoln, qualified to vote in Town Meeting for the Transaction 
of Town affairs, to meet in the Town Hall in said Lincoln, on 
Monday, the Seventh day of March next at 7:30 o'clock P.M., 
then and there to act on the following articles except i\rticle 
1 and also to meet in said Town Hall on Saturday the twelfth 
day of March next, at 12 o'clock Noon, then and there to act 
on the following Article 1, by posting a copy of this W T arrant, 
by you attested in each of the Post Offices, and in some other 
public place in said Town seven days at least before the first 
day of March next. 

The polls for voting the Australian ballot on Saturday, 
March twelfth will be open at 12 o'clock Noon, and may be 
closed at 7 o'clock P.M. 

Article 1. To bring in their votes for the following Town 
Officers and any other officers required by law, to be elected by 
Australian Ballot, Viz: 

One Town Clerk for one year. 

One member of the Board of Selectmen for three years. 

One member of the Board of Assessors for three years. 

One Treasurer for one year. 

One Auditor for one vear. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 9 

One member of the School Committee for three years. 
One member of the Board of Water Commissioners for 

three years. 
One member of the Board of Health for three years. 
One member of the Board of Health for one year. 
One Tree Warden for one year. 
One member of the Trust Fund Commissioners for three 

years. 
One member of the Trustees of the Bemis Fund for Free 

Public Lectures for three years. 
One member of the Board of Cemetery Commissioners for 

three years. 
One member of the Planning Board for five years. 
One Director for the deCordova and Dana Museum and 

Park for four years. 

Article 2. To bring in their votes for any committees, 
commissioners, trustees, and other officers, required by law 
to be elected by ballot or otherwise. 

Article 3. To hear and act upon the reports of Town Offi- 
cers, Committees, Commissioners and Trustees. 

Article 4. To fix the salaries and compensation of the 
several elective officers of the Town and to determine whether 
any Department, Board or Committee shall be authorized 
to employ for additional compensation any of its members 
and to fix additional compensation of such members. 

Article 5. To raise and appropriate money for the neces- 
sary and expedient purposes of the Town, and enact anything 
in relation to the same. 

Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Town Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to bor- 
row money from time to time in anticipation of the revenue 
of the financial year beginning January 1, 1949, and to issue 
a note or notes therefor, payable within one year and to re- 



10 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

new any note or notes as may be given for a period of less than 
one year in accordance with Section 17, Chapter 44, General 
Laws. 

Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $7,750.00 to purchase the following High- 
wax Equipment. 

Power Sweeper SI, 600 00 

Tractor with shovel 5,250 00 

Pick-up-truck 900 00 

or take any other action relative thereto. 

Article 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $1,743.00 to purchase the following Fire 
Department equipment. 

Hose S400 00 

Oxygen Masks . 1.343 00 

or take any other action relative thereto. 

Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $950.00 for equipment for the new Highway 
Building, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Article 10. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $1,238.72 to pay Town employees two weeks 
extra compensation as a Cost of Living Bonus for 1948, or 
take any other action relative thereto. 

Article 11. To see if the Town will vote to conduct Me- 
morial Day Services on May 30th next, appoint a committee, 
raise and appropriate money, or take any other action relative 
thereto. 

Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to change the 
name of any Town Roads, or take any other action relative 
thereto. 

Article 13. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate 
money for printing and mailing an official Town Bulletin, or 
take anv other action relative thereto. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 11 

Article 14. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate a sum of money for the use of the Building Code Com- 
mittee, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Article 15. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate a sufficient sum of money to pay the following unpaid 
1948 bills. 

Cemetry Department, George E. Cunningham $150 00 
Public Welfare Comm. of Mass. 174 80 

Board of Appeals Anthony Doherty 207 46 



$532 26 



x\rticle 16. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate money for the use of the School Building Committee to 
provide facilities connected with the new school building, or 
take any action relative thereto. 

Article 17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $150.00 to place street lights on Lincoln 
Road from route 117 to the Wayland line, or take any other 
action relative thereto. 

Article 18. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate a sum not to exceed $500.00 for the purchase and in- 
stallation of an adequate range and install the same in the 
kitchen of the Town Hall and that the Moderator be in- 
structed to appoint a Committee consisting of a representative 
from St. Anne's Church — one from St. Joseph's Church — 
one from the Lincoln Grange and two to be chosen by the 
Moderator to purchase the same. 

Article 19. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $1,500.00 for the provision of bookshelves, 
catalogue cabinets, such other furniture as deemed necessary, 
and improved toilet facilities in the Library, or take any other 
action relative thereto. 

Article 20. To see if the Town will amend the 9econd 
paragraph of Section 12 of the Zoning By-Law by eliminating 
the words "every such lot shall have at least a forty (40) foot 



12 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

frontage along the right of way" and substituting therefore 
the words "every such lot shall have a frontage of at least 
eighty (80) feet along a street line, and a distance of at least 
eight> (80) feet in any direction from side lot line to side lot 
line between said street line and any dwelling on said lot." 

Article 21. To see whether the Town will adopt a By-Law 
regulating and limiting the use of motor-propelled craft upon 
the waters of any river within the limits of the Town, or take 
any other action relative thereto. 

Article 22. To see if the Town will vote to revise the By- 
Laws by adding the following: "No person shall fire or dis- 
charge any firearm or explosives of any kind within the limits 
of any highway, park, or other public property, or on any 
private property, except with the consent of the owner or 
legal occupant thereof; provided, however, that this by-law 
shall not apply to the lawful defense of life or property, nor 
to any law enforcement officer acting in the discharge of his 
duties. 

Any person violating this by-law shall be punished by a 
fine of not more than twenty dollars for each offense." 

Article 23. To determine whether, pursuant to Final 
Decree After Rescript in Briggs et at. and the Town of Lincoln 
v. The Merchants National Bank of Boston et als., in the Su- 
preme Judicial Court for Suffolk County, No. 67558 in equity, 
the Town shall elect and confirm the action of the Selectmen in 
electing that payments of income now and hereafter payable 
to the Town by the respective trustees of the trusts under 
paragraphs 12 and 13 of the will of Julian deCordova, as 
modified by said decree, shall be made by said trustees directly 
to deCordova and Dana Museum and Park rather than di- 
rectly to the Town, and whether the Town shall confirm the 
action of the Selectmen and Treasurer in paying over to said 
corporation the income or the unexpended balance thereof 
previously received by the Town from said trustees or the 
executors under said will, and in turning over to said corpora- 
tion the possession, custody, management and control of said 
museum and its contents and said park, or to take any other 
action relative thereto. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 13 

Article 24. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Selectmen to sell or lease a portion of the property purchased 
by the Town for a Highway Building, or take any other action 
relative thereto. 

Article 25. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the 
Selectmen to grant an easement of passage to Codman Road 
for the benefit of certain owners of land on Lewis St. over a 
strip of land sixty feet wide on the northwesterly side of the 
Town Garage lot, or take any other action relative thereto. 

Article 26. To see if the Town will vote to acquire by- 
purchase, gift or eminent domain or any other way a triangular 
parcel of land containing five thousand five hundred eighty- 
three (5,583) square feet more or less and bounded: 
Northerly by land of the Town of Lincoln ; 
Southeasterly by Lincoln Road; and 
Southwesterly by other land of Harriet C. Peirce 
all as shown on a "Plan of Land in Lincoln, Mass., to be con- 
veyed to the Inhabitants of the Town of Lincoln, January, 
1949, Snelling and Hilton, Reg. Surveyors" and appropriate 
therefor the sum of two hundred dollars ($200.00). 

Article 27. To see if the Town will vote to accept as a gift 
from Sumner Smith a triangular parcel of land on the north- 
easterly side of the existing road leading to the ball field con- 
taining approximately fourteen hundred (1,400) square feet 
and bounded: 

Northwesterly by the brook; 

Northeasterly by other land of Sumner Smith; and 

Southwesterly by other land of the Town of Lincoln 

taken for school purposes. 

Hereof fail not and make due return of this Warrant with 
your doings thereon to the Town Clerk, at or before the time 
for the meeting aforesaid. Given under our hands this 7th 
day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine 
hundred and forty -nine. 

SUMNER SMITH, 
H. BIGELOW HILLS. 
JOHN TODD, 

Selectmen of Lincoln. 



14 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

On the reverse of the Warrant is the following: 

February 18th, 1949. 

I have served this Warrant by posting attested copies at 
both Post Offices, the Railroad Station and Town Hall, seven 
days before the date of said Meeting. 

JOHN J. KELLIHER, 

Constable. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 15 



ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 
Monday, March 7, 1949 

In accordance with the above Warrant the meeting was called 
to order by the Moderator at 7:30 o'clock P.M. The return 
of the Warrant was read, the Moderator called attention to 
Article 1 and tested the microphones with the lower hall 
Proctor. 

Article 2. Voted: That Harold S. Cousins and Joseph R. 
Tracey be elected Measurers of Wood and Bark for the ensuing 
year. 

Article 3. Voted: That the reports of the Town Officers, 
Committees, Commissioners and Trustees as printed in the 
Town Report be accepted, and that the following resolution 
be adopted. 

Resolved: (Unanimously) By the People of Lincoln in 
Annual Town Meeting assembled, that an overhead power 
line across land of the Town of Lincoln as proposed by the 
Boston Edison Company would be detrimental to the rights 
of abutters to the enjoyment of their property; would depre- 
ciate the value of real estate adjacent to and in view of the 
power line; would reduce as a result of takings for the right 
of way the amount of land within the confines of the town 
potentially suitable for assessable house lots and buildings; 
would destroy the rural beauty of a substantial area of the 
town thereby in effect nullifying those parts of the town's 
zoning law which have been in force for many years to protect 
the countrified, residential character of the community. Be 
it also Resolved: That it is the sense of this meeting that the 
estimated additional cost for placing the proposed power line 
underground is warranted in view of the disadvantages re- 
sulting to the town by an over-head line as expressed above, 
be it further Resolved: That a copy of this Resolution be 
transmitted to the Department of Public Utilities of the 
Commonwealth, (copy transmitted to Dept. of Public 
Utilities March 8, 1949.) 



16 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Article 4. Voted: That the salaries of the elected officers 
of the Town for the current year be fixed at the following 
amounts respectively: 

Selectmen each . . $200 00 Assessors (Chairman) $200 00 

Treasurer 200 00 Assessors other members each 175 00 

Collector of Taxes 1,500 00 Auditor 150 00 

Town Clerk 250 00 Water Commissioners each . . 75 00 

and that the Water Commissioners be authorized to employ 
one of their members as Superintendent of the Water Depart- 
ment at a salary of $400.00 per year; that the Cemetery Com- 
missioners be authorized to employ one of the members at a 
salary of $150.00 per year, that one or more Cemetery Com- 
missioners be authorized to work on the Cemetery grounds at 
the rate of $1.00 per hour and that the Board of Assessors be 
authorized to employ one or more of their members at the 
rate of $1.50 per hour. 

Article 5. Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate 
the sum of $249,171.00 for the several itemized purposes set 
forth in the recommendations of the Finance Committee pre- 
sented on pages 68 to 73 inclusive of the Town Report for the 
year 1948 and read to the Meeting as follows; 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 
Selectmen 

Salaries $600 00 

Clerk, Salary 1,800 00 

Supplies and Miscellaneous 384 00 $2,784 00 

Treasurer 

Salary ._ 200 00 

Asst. Treasurer, Salary 200 00 

Supplies and Miscellaneous 166 00 566 00 

Collector of Taxes 

Salary 1,500 00 

Supplies and Mtscelaneous 230 00 1,730 00 

Clerk 

Salary 250 00 

Supplies and Miscellaneous 58 00 308 00 

Assessors 

Salaries 550 00 

Supplies and Miscellaneous 531 00 1,081 00 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 17 

Auditor 

Salary $150 00 

Legal 

Counsel 1,500 00 

Election and Registration 

Salaries $200 00 

Listing 150 00 

Supplies and Miscellaneous 150 00 500 00 

Town Hall 

Janitor 2,470 00 

Fuel 700 00 

Repairs 500 00 

Supplies and Miscellaneous 868 00 4,538 00 

Planning Board 

Consultant 150 00 

Supplies and Miscellaneous 140 00 290 00 

Finance Committee 

Supplies and Miscellaneous 30 00 

TOTAL FOR GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY 
Police 

Salaries $5,404 00 

Radio Service 150 00 

Car 218 00 

Supplies and Miscellaneous 800 00 6,572 00 

Fire Department 

Salaries 300 00 

Labor at Fires 2,000 00 

Operation of Equipment 1,350 00 

Supplies and Miscellaneous 650 00 4,300 00 

Tree and Moth Department 

Labor 2,350 00 

Supplies and Miscellaneous 1 ,450 00 3,800 00 

Board of Appeals 

Stenographic Service and Miscellaneous. ISO 00 

Building Inspector 

Salary and Transportation 500 00 



$13,477 00 



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Wiring Inspector 

Salary and Transportation $200 00 

Supplies and Miscellaneous 50 00 $750 00 

$15,572 00 
TOTAL FOR PROTECTION 

HEALTH AND SANITATION 
Board of Health 

Salary for Nurses 2,140 00 

Supplies and Miscellaneous 510 00 $2,650 00 

Inspector of Animals 

Salary 100 00 

TOTAL FOR HEALTH AND SANITATION $2,750 00 

HIGHWAYS 

Chapter 90 11,000 00 

Machinery 

Repairs and Maintenance 4,050 00 

General Highway Maintenance 

Wages 1 1,000 00 

Supplies and Miscellaneous 13,464 00 

Street Lights 4.550 00 29,014 00 

TOTAL FOR HIGHWAYS S44.064 00 



AID TO CITIZENS 

Old Age Assistance S14.500 00 

Aid to Dependent Children 1,000 00 

Public Welfare 1,500 00 

O. A. A. Administration 700 00 

Soldier's Relief 1,500 00 

TOTAL FOR AID TO CITIZENS 819,200 00 

EDUCATION 
Schools 

Salaries 47,666 00 

Transportation 12,399 35 

Tuition and Vocational Education 19,090 00 

Equipment Supplies and Miscellaneous . 7,494 65 86,650 00 



TOWN CLERK S REPORT 19 

Library 

Salaries $1,500 00 

Books 700 00 

Supplies and Miscellaneous 745 00 

Repairs 175 00 *$2,370 00 

TOTAL FOR EDUCATION $89,020 00 

*Appropriation needed in addition to Dog 
Tax and Trust Funds 

RECREATION 

Ball Field 1,036 00 

Summer Playground 950 00 

TOTAL FOR RECREATION $1,986 00 

CEMETERY 

Salaries and Wages 1,900 00 

Supplies and Miscellaneous 300 00 

TOTAL FOR CEMETERY S2,200 00 

UNCLASSIFIED 

Middlesex County Pension Fund 1,137 00 

Town Reports 990 00 

Rent of Dump 200 00 

Insurance 7,906 00 

Rental of Hydrants 3,000 00 

Reserve Fund 3,000 00 

TOTAL FOR UNCLASSIFIED 816,233 00 

TOWN DEBT 

Bonds 19,000 00 

Interest on Bonds 5,775 00 

Interest on Tax Notes 150 00 

TOTAL FOR TOWN DEBT $24,925 00 

TOTAL OF ABOVE RECOMMENDATIONS $229,427 00 

WATER WORKS 

Water Recommendations Sl ( ),7H 00 

and that the appropriation of $19,744.00 for Water Works 
be taken from Water Works Treasury; that $8,000.00 of the 
appropriation for Chapter 90, being item 42, be taken from 
tree cash, and be returned thereto when received from the 



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State and County; that the entire appropriation of 83,000.00 
for item 69, Reserve Fund be taken from Overlay Surplus, 
and t hat 83,003.18 of the appropriation for Item 70 Bonds be 
taken from Reserve for Debt Maturity account. 

The following resolution failed of adoption by a vote of 
For 164 Against 185. Resolved: On expiration of policies 
in Stock Companies, they be renewed in Mutual companies 
whenever possible and provided that in the judgment of the 
Selectmen a saving to the Town will be realized. 

Article 6. Voted: That the Town Treasurer with the 
approval of the Selectmen, be authorized to borrow money 
from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the finan- 
cial year beginning January 1, 1949, and to issue a note or 
notes as may be given for a period of less than one year, in 
accordance with section 17, Chapter 44 General Laws. 

Article 7. Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate 
the sum of $7,750.00 to purchase the following Highway Equip- 
ment, Power Sweeper $1,600.00, Tractor with Shovel $5,250.00, 
Pick Up Truck $900.00 and that the sum of $1,725.10 be taken 
from the Machinery Fund, and the balance of $6,024.90 be 
taken from free cash. 

Article 8. Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate 
the sum of $1,743.00 to purchase the following Fire Depart- 
ment equipment, Hose $400.00, Oxygen Masks $1,343.00, 
said sum of $1,743.00 to be taken from free cash. 

Article 9. Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate 
the sum of $950.00 for equipment for the new Highway Build- 
ing, said sum of $950.00 to be taken from free cash. 

Article 10. Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate 
the sum of $1,238.72 to pay the Town employees two weeks' 
extra compensation as a Cost of Living Bonus for 1948, said 
sum of $1,238.72 to be taken from free cash. 

Article 11. Voted: That the Moderator appoint a com- 
mittee of five to plan and carry out Memorial Day exercises 
on the 30th of Mav next and that the sum of $217.00 be raised 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 21 

and appropriated for the use of such committees in connection 
with these exercises. (Committee appointed, Leonard A. 
Rooney, Richard J. Eaton, Rev. Morris R. Robinson, Mrs. 
Mary E. O'Sullivan, and Mrs. Evelyn S. Winchell.) 

Article 12. Voted: Under this Article a motion to "change 
Old County Road to Mount 'Labor Road" was lost. 

Article 13. Voted: That the sum of $200.00 be raised and 
appropriated for the printing and mailing of an official Town 
Bulletin and that the Selectmen appoint a Committee to edit 
the Bulletin, said sum of $200.00 to be taken from free cash. 

Article 14. Voted: That the Building Code Committee 
be re-appointed and that the Town raise and appropriate the 
sum of $50.00 for the use of the Committee, said sum to be 
taken from free cash. 

Article 15. Voted: That the Treasurer be authorized to 
pay the following 1948 bills: George Cunningham $150.00, 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts $174.80, Anthony Doherty 
$207.46 and that the total amount of $532.26 be taken from 
Surplus. 

Article 16. Voted: That the sum of $11,000.00 be appro- 
priated and added to funds appropriated under Article 6 of 
the Warrant for the Special Town Meeting held June 2, 1948, 
for the purpose of constructing an elementary school building 
and for originally equipping and furnishing said building, the 
sum of $5,389.39 be taken from Post War Rehabilitation Fund, 
$1,000.00 from the unexpended appropriation balance School 
Building Committee and the balance of $4,610.61 from free 
cash. 

Article 17. Voted: That the sum of $150.00 be appro- 
priated, same; to be used for the installation of lights on Lincoln 
Road from Route No. 117 to the Wayland Line. 

Article 18. Voted: That the Town raise and appropriate 
$500.00 lor the purchase and installation of an adequate range 

and install the same in the kitchen of the Town I lall, and that 



22 low N OF LINCOLN 

the Moderator he instructed to appoint a committee consist- 
ing of a representative from St. Anne's Church, one from St. 
Joseph's Church, one from the Lincoln Grange and two to be 
chosen by the Moderator to purchase the same; said sum to 
be taken from free cash. Committee appointed: St. Anne's 
Church, Mrs. Elizabeth H. Doherty, St. Joseph's Church, Mrs. 
Ethel B. Davis, Lincoln Grange, William M. Dean, by the 
Moderator Edward H. Ladd, Jr., and H. Arnold MacLean. 

Article 19. Voted: That the sum of $1,500.00 be appro- 
priated for the use of the Library Trustees in providing book 
shelves, catalogue cabinets, furniture and improved toilet 
facilities; $1,000.00 of this amount to be withdrawn from 
Free Cash. 

Article 20. Voted: To amend the second paragraph of 
Section 12 of the Zoning By-Laws by eliminating the words 
"every such lot shall have at least a forty (40) foot frontage 
along the right of way" and substituting therefor the words 
"every such lot shall have a frontage of at least eighty (80) 
feet along a street line and a distance of at least eighty (80) 
feet in any direction from side lot line to side lot line between 
said street line and any dwelling on said lot." 

Article 21. Voted: "That the Moderator be authorized 
to appoint a Committee of three to petition the Legislature 
on behalf of the Town for the passage of an act in substance 
requiring the annual licensing of internal combustion engines 
used on boats upon the inland water ways within the Com- 
monwealth under the supervision of the Department of Public 
Safety." Committee appointed: Robert H. Booth, Sumner 
Smith and John B. Tew. 

Article 22. Voted: A motion "That the matter covered 
by Article 22 be referred to a committee of 3 to be appointed 
by the Moderator and that said committee bring in its rec- 
ommendation at the next Annual Town Meeting," was lost. 
The main motion was then acted upon and it was Voted : 
That the By-Laws of Town be revised by adding the 
following: "No person shall fire or discharge any firearm or 
explosives of any kind within the limits of any highway, park, 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 23 

or other public property, except with the permission of tin- 
Board of Selectmen, or on any private property except with 
the consent of the owner or legal occupant thereof; provided 
however, that this by-law shall not apply to the lawful defense 
of life or property, nor to any law enforcement officer acting 
in the discharge of his duties. Any person violating this b\ - 
law shall be punished by a fine of not more than twenty dollars 
for each offence." This By-law was approved by the Attorney 
General June 15th. 1949. 

Article 23. Voted: That, pursuant to Final Decree after 
Rescript in Briggs et al. and The Town of Lincoln v. The Mer- 
chant's National Bank of Boston et als. in the Supreme Judi- 
cial Court for Suffolk County, No. 67558 in Equity, the Town 
elects and confirms the action of the Selectmen in electing 
that payments of income now and hereafter payable to the 
Town by the respective trustees of the trusts under para- 
graphs 12 and 13 of the will of Julian deCordova, as modified 
by said decree, shall be made by said trustees directly to de 
Cordova and Dana Museum and Park rather than directly 
to the Town; and further, Voted: To approve and confirm 
the action of the Selectmen and Treasurer in paying over to 
said corporation, deCordova and Dana Museum and Park 
any and all income or the unexpended balance thereof pre- 
vious! y received by the Town from said trustees or the exe- 
cutors under said will, and in turning over to said corporation 
the possession, custody, management and control of said 
museum and its contents and said park. 

Article 24. Under this Article a motion "That the Select- 
men be authorized to sell the following described portion oi 
the property purchased by the town for a highway building, 

.it such price as they deem reasonable; said propertj to be 

Sold subject to an easement in favor of the Town for use of 

the said premises as a public wa> and for .ill uses to which 
public ways may now or hereafter be u>v<\. Propertj des- 
cription: Northwesterl) l>\ land of said Rooney 140.47' 
Northwesterl) by land of said B. & M. R. R. .*(>.<)<)' South- 
westerly by rem. lining land of town 138.46' Southwesterly !>\ 
remaining land of town 36.10V* was lost. 



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Articles 24 and 25. Voted: That these Articles be referred 
to the Selectmen for study and report at next Town Meeting. 

Article 26. Voted: That the Selectmen be authorized to 
purchase on behalf of the inhabitants of the Town of Lincoln 
from Harriet M. Peirce a triangular parcel of land on the North 
westerly side of Lincoln Road adjoining the present road to the 
ball field and bounded: Southeasterly by Lincoln Road, eighty- 
eight and 96/100 (88.96) feet; Southwesterly by remaining 
land of Harriet M. Peirce, one hundred twenty-six and 62/100 
(126.62) feet; and Northerly by land of the inhabitants of the 
Town of Lincoln, one hundred forty-four and 81/100 (144.81) 
feet; containing five thousand five hundred eighty-three (5583) 
square feet more or less of land and being shown as Lot A, on a 
"Plan of Land in Lincoln, Mass., to be conveyed to the in- 
habitants of the Town of Lincoln January 1, 1949. Snelling 
and Hilton, Reg. Land Surveyors. Lincoln, Mass." and to 
appropriate therefor the sum of two hundred dollars ($200.00) 
this sum to be taken from free cash. 

Article 27. Voted: That the Selectmen be authorized to 
accept as a gift, on behalf of the Inhabitants of the Town of 
Lincoln, a deed from Sumner Smith and Alice W. Smith of a 
triangular parcel of land on the Northeasterly side of the road 
leading to the ball field and bounded: Northwesterly by the 
brook, by other land of the Inhabitants of the Town of Lincoln, 
thirty-one and 2 7/ 100s (31.27) feet; Northeasterly by other 
land of said Smith, one hundred five and 52/100s (105.52) 
feet; and Southwesterly by other land of said inhabitants of 
the Town of Lincoln, one hundred three and 66/100s (103.66) 
feet containing one thousand six hundred fourteen (1614) 
square feet more or less of land and being shown as Lot B. on 
a "Plan 66 Land in Lincoln, Mass., to be conveyed to the 
Inhabitants of the Town of Lincoln, January, 1949. Snelling 
and Hilton, Reg. Land Surveyors, Lincoln, Mass." 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 25 

ANNUAL TOWN ELECTION 

Saturday, March 12th, 1949 

In accordance with Article 1 of the Warrant for the Annual 
Town Meeting, the meeting was called to order by the Modera- 
tor. The ballot box was inspected, the following Ballot Clerks 
duly sworn: Bertha V. Bowles, Helena A. Dee, Manley B. 
Boyce, Joseph Frazier, William O. Causer and D. Everett 
Sherman, Jr., the Polls were declared open at 12 o'clock noon, 
at seven o'clock P.M., the Polls were declared closed with the 
following results. Total number of ballots cast 948. 

TOWN CLERK (1 Year) 

William H. Davis 871 

Blanks 77 

SELECTMAN (3 Years) 

James DeNormandie 310 

Edmund W. Giles 257 

John O. Wilson 380 

Blanks 1 

ASSESSOR (3 Years) 

Robert P. Condit 422 

David B. Young 448 

Scattering 2 

Blanks 76 

TREASURER (1 Year) 

Frederick B. Taylor 817 

Blanks 131 

AUDITOR (1 Year) 

James W. Lennon 844 

Scattering 1 

Blanks 103 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE (3 Years) 

John W. Carman 810 

Scattering 2 

Blanks [36 

WATER COMMISSIONER (3 Years) 

John J. Kelliher 829 

Blank- |19 



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BOARD OF HEALTH (3 Years) 

( k>rdon A. I )onaldson 835 

Scattering 1 

Blanks 112 

BOARD OF HEALTH (1 Year) 

Warren F. Flint 824 

Blanks 124 

TREE WARDEN (1 Yean 

John J. Kelliher 819 

Scattering 1 

Blanks 128 

COMMISSIONER OF TRUST FUNDS (3 Years) 

Clement C. Sawtell 799 

Scattering 1 

Blanks 148 

TRUSTEE OF BEMIS FUND (3 Years) 

Christopher W. Hurd 808 

Scattering 1 

Blanks 139 

CEMETERY COMMISSIONER (3 Years) 

Elizabeth Doherty 817 

Scattering 5 

Blanks 126 

PLANNING BOARD (5 Years) 

Alan McClennen 805 

Scattering 2 

Blanks 141 

DIRECTOR OF deCORDOVA DANA MUSEUM AND PARK 

Charles H. Blake 798 

Scattering 1 

Blanks 149 

William N. Page and Thomas J. Rouner were appointed by the Modera- 
tor to serve on the Finance Committee for a term of three years. 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 



TOWN CLERK'S REPOK'I 



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JURY LIST, 1949 



Name 
Thomas J. Carney 
James L. Cunningham 
Malcolm L. Donaldson 
Norman W. Fradd 
John B. Garrison 
Robert W. Gray 
Apostle Lavrakas 
H. Arnold MacLean 
Alexander Martin 
Robert H. Morris 
Walter N. Nelson 
Arthur \\ 7 . Rice, Jr. 
Leonard A. Rooney 
Orrin T. Savage 
David Todd 
Henry DeC. Ward 
Henry Warner 
Frederick C. Weld 
Charles L. Westman 

Appointed June 27th, 1949 



Occupation 

Clerk 

Student 

Salesman 

Physical Director 

Salesman 

Shipping Manager 

Mechanic 

Salesman 

Poultryman 

Photographer 

Executive 

Sales Engineer 

Electrician 

Accountant 

Personnel Manager 

Investment Counsellor 

Real Estate 

Clerk 

Electrical Contractor 

WILLIAM H. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 



Licenses 

Total number of Dog Licenses issued during the year 1949, 
292; namely 176 Male, 50 Female, 66 Spayed Female and 
3 Kennel for which the sum of $750.00 has been paid to the 
Treasurer. 

Sporting, etc., issued during the year 1949 64 Fishing, 
65 Hunting, 52 Sporting, 20 Minor Fishing, 2 Minor Trapping, 
1 Citizens Trapping, 1 Non-Resident Hunting and 1 Duplicate 
for which the sum of $421.25 has been paid to the Division 
of Fisheries and Game 

WILLIAM II. DAVIS, 

Town Clerk. 



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VITAL STATISTICS 

58 Births, 32 Marriages and 19 Deaths were recorded during 
the year 1949. 

Births 



Date of Birth 


Name of Child 


Names of Parents 


Aug. 


28, 


1947 


Rebecca Livengood 


James C. and Eleanor II. Livengood 


Aug. 


27, 


1948 


Glen Wayne Shaw 


Harold II. and Ethel C. Shaw 


Nov. 


3, 


1948 


Thomas Norton 


Paul L. and Margaret N. Norton 


Nov. 


7, 


1948 


Patricia Burton Davis 


Henry and Jean Davis 


Nov. 


23, 


1948 


Gerard Carl Henderson, III 


Gerard C. and Edith M. Henderson. Jr. 


Nov. 


29, 


1948 


Jacob Stover Grainger 


Douglas H. and Rachel S. Grainger 


Nov. 


30. 


1948 


George Grosvenor Tarbell. HI 


George G. and Dorothy Tarbell. Jr. 


Dec. 


5. 


1948 


William Rogers Beers 


Roland F. and Helen C. Beers 


Dec. 


23. 


1948 


Eunice Amanda Faunce 


Anthony and Mary G. Faunce 


Jan. 


9. 


1949 


Pamela Larie Stratton 


Charles W. and Marguerite M. Stratton 


Jan. 


24. 


1949 


Rosemary Malloy 


Robert J. and Terese A. Malloy 


Jan. 


26. 


1949 


Paul Edward Illman. Ill 


Paul E. and Susan P. Illman, Jr. 


Feb. 


5, 


1949 


James Frederick Cunningham 


Robert M. and Claire S. Cunningham 


Feb. 


23, 


1949 


Thomas Madison Ledbetter 


William H. and Mary G. Ledbetter 


Mar. 


1. 


1949 


Penny Lee Snow 


Clayton R. and Carolyn L. Snow 


Mar. 


11. 


1949 


James Joseph Maeone 


Richard J. and Helen Maeone 


Mar. 


14. 


1949 


Roy Wendell Wood 


Ro\ W. and Claire M. Wood 


Mar. 


21. 


1949 


George Uberto Browning, III 


George U. and Marjorie E. Browning. Jr 


Mar. 


28, 


1949 


Robert Arthur Linscott 


Donald A. and Grace Linscott 


Mar. 


29. 


1949 


William Nichols Booth 


Robert H. and Alice V. Booth 


Mar. 


30. 


1949 


Sandra Louise Silva 


Walter J. and Lucille J. Silva 


Mar. 


31, 


1949 


Katherine Munro Preston 


William M. and Jean W. Preston 


April 


1, 


1949 


William van Alan Clark, III 


William van A. and Mary F. Clark 


April 


4, 


1949 


Wendy Anne Churchill 


Robert R. and E. June Churchill 


April 


10, 


1949 


James Francis Blodgett 


Hamden and Florence M. Blodgett 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 
Births — Continued 



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Date of Birth 



Name of ChiJd 



Names of Parents 



April 28, 1949 
May 8, 1949 
May 12. 1949 
June 22, 1949 
July 8, 1949 
July 14, 1949 
July 17, 1949 
July 17, 1949 
July 18, 1949 
July 18. 1949 
July 20. 1949 
Aug. 10, 1949 
Aug. 23, 1949 
Aug. 23, 1949 
Aug. 25. 1949 
Aug. 26. 1949 



Sept. 1, 1949 'Catherine Rooney 



Sept. 4. 1949 

Sept. 6, 1949 

Sept. 10. L949 

Sept 17. 1949 

Sept. 20. 1949 

Sept. 22. 1949 

Sept. 28. 1949 

Oct I. 1949 

Oct 3 1949 

Oct 20, v>i'> 



Stanley Tead Avery 
Marie Claire LeBlanc 
Henry Bigelow Adams 
Amy Lamb Aitkenhead 
Charles Lee Todd, II 
Jonathan Douglas Donaldson 
Stephen Crcveling Langstafi 
Lucy Livengood 
Frederick Charles Kinsler, Jr. 
Janet Frances Lennon 
Helen Osborne Chase 
Harold Herman Shaw, Jr. 
June Amelia Hanson 
Robert Henry Hanson 
\nn Bernard Smiley 
Elizabeth Randall Kindleberger 



Abigail Towle Hedge 
Karen Joyce Gormley 
Carol Louise Ligda 
Leo Francis Bertolami, Jr. 
Sabra Isabel Iladen 
Elizabeth Jane klaclnnis 
Phillida Faulkner Brown 
Stanley Anthony Cibel, Jr. 
Howard William Prescotl 
Louise Kernan Parley 



Albert M. and Barbara G. Avery, III 

Philias and Lena LeBlanc 
Thomas B. and Ramelle F. Adams 
William L. and Elizabeth Aitkenhead 
Eveleth R. and Mabel W. Todd 
Gordon A. and Elizabeth H. Donaldson 
David K. and Barbara H. Langstaff 
James C._and Eleanor II. Livengood 
Frederick C. and Harriet W. Kinsler 
James V.'and Elin E. Lennon 
Irving II. and Anne O. Chase 
Harold H. and Ethel C. Shaw 
Everett O. and Doris A. Hanson 
Everett O. and Doris A. Hanson 
Kenneth H. and Ann B. Smiley 
Charles P. and Sarah Kindleberger 
Leonard A. and Helen L. Rooney 
Elliott R. and Mary A. Hedge 
Robert F. and Gloria Gormley 
Myron G. II. and Evelyn Ligda 
Leo F. and Rose M. Bertolami 
Russell L. and Constance .1. Haden, Jr. 
Daniel A. and Fran© \i \i tanis 

Robert 1'. and Polly Blown 

Stanley A. and rhefana P I 
i toward and Sbii ley A. Prescott 

Louis c. .nul Isabel Farley, Ji , 



30 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 
Births — Continued 



Date of Birth 


Name of Child 


Names of Parents 


Oct. 


28, 


1949 


Anne Cogswell Gross 


Thomas A. O. and Judith C. Gross 


Nov. 


22, 


1949 


Patricia Gail Brown 


Harold F. and Mary E. Brown 


Dec. 


21 


1949 


Elizabeth Wheeler Bradshaw 


Donald S. and Joanna C. Bradshaw 


Dec. 


21, 


1949 


Susan Margaret Parker 


William J. and Evangeline C. Parker, Jr. 


Dec. 


25, 


1949 


Christine Curtis Schroeder 


Richard F. and Constance Schroeder 


Dec. 


27, 


1949 


Marsha Louise Coffey 


John B. and Wilma L. Coffey 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 
Marriages 



31 



Date of Marriage 


Names 


Residence 


Jan. 15, 1949 


Kenneth Russell Seaburg 


Carlisle 




Elizabeth Ann Coan 


Lincoln 


Jan. 26, 1949 


Everett Olaus Hanson 


Lincoln 




Doris A. Mclvor 


Lincoln 


.\pril 11, 1949 


Richard J. Maeone 


Concord 




Helen D. Leslie 


Lincoln 


April 17, 1949 


Paul Vincent Moynihan 


Concord 




Rita Yvonne Maguire 


Lincoln 


April 19, 1949 


Armand Francis Ferro 


Waltham 




Jacqueline Margaret Connair 


Lincoln 


April 19. 1949 


Herman Frederick Kinsler 


Lincoln 




Marion Teresa Coakley 


Somerville 


May 29, 1949 


Arthur J. Hallinan 


Dorchester 




Lorraine Teresa Smith 


Lincoln 


June 7, 1949 


George Joseph Thomas 


Hyde Park 




Beatrice Pauline Drechsler 


Lincoln 


June 18, 1949 


Hugh Whitney Morse 


Lincoln 




Ann Winthrop Means 


Cambridge 


June 18, 1949 


Francis X. O'Sullivan 


Lincoln 




Marjorie E. Mannix 


Belmont 


June 19, 1949 


Theodore Curtis Bartlett 


Lincoln 




Beatrice Ann McGettigan 


Waltham 


June 25, 1949 


Sumner Smith, Jr. 


Lincoln 


' 


Martha Jane Elliot Whiting 


Lincoln 


June 26, 1949 


Anthony Joseph Cotoia 


Lincoln 




Lucy Mary Anne Rando 


Lincoln 


July 2, 1949 


Joseph Francis Ford 


Brookline 




Alice Rita Algeo 


Lincoln 


July 5. 1949 


John Bernard Coffey 


Concord 




Wilma Louise Huntley 


Lincoln 


July 9, 1949 


Harold Edward Bradley 


Waltham 




Margaret Mary Coan 


Lincoln 


Aug. 6, 1949 


Harold B. Johnson 


Denver, Col- 




Anne Bigelow Hills 


Lincoln 


Aug. 20. 1949 


Richard Peter Corrigan 


Lincoln 




Grace Eleanor Chickering Stuart 


Acton 



32 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 
Marriages — Continued 



Date of Marriage 


Names 


Residence 


Aug. 


27, 1949 


Edward Joseph Cyarnowski 


Hyde Park 






Gertrude Alisca Cullen 


Lincoln 


Sept. 


4, 1949 


William David Knight 


Watertown 






Barbara Elizabeth Bean 


Lincoln 


Sept. 


10, 1949 


Charles Vickery Briggs, Jr. 


Lincoln 






Pauline Childs 


Milton 


Sept. 


25, 1949 


Albert S. Brooks 


Lincoln 






Candace P. Chausse 


Lincoln 


Oct. 


1, 1949 


Mark Frieder Hill 


Brookline 






Mary Louise Hills 


Lincoln 


Oct. 


2, 1949 


Albert Edward Kennedy 


Lincoln 






Carolin Marie Fitzpatrick 


Arlington 


Oct. 


14, 1949 


Dwight Burton Durant 


Cambridge 






Edyth Blanche Prescott 


Lincoln 


Nov. 


5, 1949 


Marvin William Sweeny, Jr. 


Lincoln 






Virginia Irene Rogers 


Allston 


Nov. 


23, 1949 


Charles Ritchie Dexter 


Concord 






Charlotte Giles 


Lincoln 


Nov. 


23, 1949 


James Lewis Cunningham 


Lincoln 






Ruth Patricia Lally 


West Newton 


Dec. 


10, 1949 


Lincoln Dufton Clark 


Andover 






Edith Louise Stone 


Lincoln 


Dec. 


17, 1949 


William Percy Gillette Dodson 


Norfolk, Virginia 






Dorothy Louise Glazier 


Lincoln 


Dec. 


18, 1949 


Donald Hall Cory 


Concord 






Sarah Mellen Stone 


Lincoln 


Dec. 


31, 1949 


Leland Amidon Wildes, Jr. 


Lincoln 






Florence Gertrude Walker 


Norwood 



TOWN CLERK'S REPORT 
Deaths 



33 









Age 




Date of Death 


Name 


Y. 


M. 


D. 


Jan. 16, 1949 


Robert C. Queen 


43 


3 


5 


Feb. 1, 1949 


Ephraim Bemis Flint 


74 


2 


26 


Feb. 5, 1949 


Howard J. Prescott 


58 








Feb. 26, 1949 


Albert Hyndham 


53 


5 





Mar. 11, 1949 


Mallie May Bodwell 


87 


6 


12 


May 18, 1949 


Margaret E. Fitzpatrick 


88 


6 


12 


July 1, 1949 


Ernest R. Bloom 


50 








Aug. 14, 1949 


Mary Thorpe 


82 


9 


22 


Aug. 29, 1949 


Robert Morris Pierce 


80 


7 


1 


Sept. 1, 1949 


Herbert Giles Farrar 


66 


7 


3 


Sept. 21, 1949 


Mary A. Kelliher 


77 


10 


26 


Oct. 27, 1949 


Jeannette A. Ross 


60 


4 


26 


Nov. 3, 1949 


Allen Winchester Jackson 


74 


7 


19 


Dec. 5, 1949 


Edward Rogers Farrar 


86 


8 


18 


Dec. 9, 1949 


Abigail Towle Hedge 





3 


6 


Dec. 10, 1949 


Elizabeth Hutchinson Burr 


43 


11 


14 


Dec. 16, 1949 


Mabel Louise Washburn 


78 


S 


25 


Dec. 26, 1949 


Axel Johnson 


40 


5 


19 



34 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



3n UUmoriam 



HERBERT GILES FARRAR 
Died September 1, 1949 



In grateful recognition of many years 

of faithful service as 

Selectman and Assessor 



REPORT OF SELECTMEN 35 



REPORT OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 



Further action has been taken on certain matters which 
were discussed in last year's report of the Board. The com- 
ments below on the Boston Edison Company and the Layout 
of Roads bring these subjects up to date but not to conclusion. 

The Town vs. Boston Edison Company 

The hearing before the Department of Public Utilities re- 
sulted • in the Commissioners refusing to order the Edison 
Company to place its high tension line underground through 
the towns of Sudbury, Wayland and Lincoln, in spite of the 
fact that the Commissioners resolved the wide differ- 
ence of opinion as to the cost of such construction largely 
in favor of the Town's engineer's figures. The attorney for 
the three Towns with the approval of the appropriate offi- 
cers appealed the decision to the Supreme Court principally 
on the basis that the Commissioners of the Department of 
Public Utilities had failed to give proper consideration to 
certain of the contentions of the Towns. The single Justice- 
hearing the appeal in September, 1949, supported the posi- 
tion of the Department of Public Utilities. 

With various courses of action then available, the officers 
of the three Towns, on advice of their attorney, chose to 
have introduced in the Legislature a bill which if enacted into 
law would prevent any utility company from running high 
tension wires overhead within the thickly settled area in and 
around Boston, this area being designated as within twenty- 
five miles of the State House. Similar legislation is in effect 
in other larger Metropolitan areas. The Town will be noti- 
fied when hearings on this bill are to be held. 

Layout of Town Roads 

Following completion of reconstruction work on Trapelo 
Road, conversations were held with the County Engineer in 
regard to starting work in 1950 on that section of Bedford 
Road between Route 2, the Concord Turnpike, and Route 

2A, the Lexington Concord Road. This section of narrow 



36 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

road, with two sharp curves, carries a great deal of through 
traffic as well as local traffic and is extremely hazardous for 
both pedestrians and vehicles. It has regularly been cited 
by the Selectmen and Planning Board as needing prompt 
attention. All the abutters were asked to attend an informal 
meeting in October, to discuss the preliminary plans for a 
taking, and those that attended were generally anxious to 
have work started. As a preliminary formal hearing was 
held on laying out Tower Road and Bedford Road in 1948, 
only one more formal hearing before the County Commis- 
sioners will be required on that section of Bedford Road, be- 
tween Route 2 and Route 2A, at which time the final plans 
will be presented. At this hearing the abutters will be asked 
to sign appropriate releases. It is contemplated that work 
will be started in the summer of 1950 under the Chapter 90 
appropriation. 

There are additional roads that should be laid out and it 
is anticipated that, with the cooperation of abutters, progress 
can be made in 1950. As noted in last year's report, the lay- 
ing out and taking of a road does not mean that the surfaced 
or travelled way must be rebuilt. The taking merely de- 
fines the boundaries of a strip of land, normally 40 to 50 feet 
wide, including the existing roadway within which the Town 
may make repairs and alterations of its roads. At the same 
time the abutting land owner has his front lot line firmly 
established. 

Town Hall 

During the past year the stage in the upper Town Hall has 
been repainted, funds having been available in the Town Hall 
repair budget. The steady increase in the use of the Hall 
emphasizes the need for painting the walls and ceilings and 
refinishing the floor throughout the hall. The expense will be 
substantial and, although the work could be done gradually 
under an increased annual Town Hall budget, this Board 
recommends that funds be appropriated under Article 15 in 
order that substantial improvements may be commenced 
promptly. 

Pierce Park 

There has been some concern about Pierce Park during the 
past two years, because of the deteriorated appearance of the 



REPORT OF SELECTMEN 37 

hay. Following soil tests and examination, the Middlesex 
County Extension Service made various recommendations 
for improving the crop and as a result the whole area was 
fertilized last fall. It is expected that the hay will be of such 
quality that there will be no difficulty in having it cut with- 
out expense. 

Tennis Courts 

The two Town tennis courts were completed in the sum- 
mer of 1941. The original rottenstone surface, after nine 
years of use, has deteriorated by reason of wind and rain ero- 
sion to a point where repair appears necessary. In the sum- 
mer, the Selectmen appointed a committee comprising Mr. 
Richard Eaton, Mr. William DeFord and Mr. John Garrison 
to investigate and report upon the need for resurfacing the 
two courts. After detailed study the committee has recom- 
mended that the courts be resurfaced with a processed ma- 
terial which has been widely and successfully used called 
Standard Green. The estimated cost of resurfacing amounts 
to $1,000 to $1,200 depending upon the extent to which vol- 
unteer labor can be used. This figure compared favorably 
with the estimated cost of resurfacing with clay, rottenstone 
and other conventional soft materials. The Selectmen en- 
dorse the recommendation of the committee. 

The tennis court committee has advised the Selectmen that 
regardless of whether or not the courts are resurfaced the 
appropriation for maintenance should be increased over the 
$150.00 which has been the average yearly maintenance cost 
during the past few years. The Selectmen propose to ap- 
point a committee to continue study of the maintenance 
problem during the summer of 1950. 

In closing this report, the Selectmen take great pleasure in 
commending, in the name of the Town, two citizens who have 
retired from Town office after long and dutiful service. 

John J. Kelliher, Chief of Police for 32 years, Water Com- 
missioner for 31 years, Tree Warden 38 years. 

James W. Lennon, Auditor for 41 years. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN (). WILSON, Chairman, 
II. BIGELOW HILLS, 
JOHN TODD. 



38 TOWN OF LINCOLN' 



REPORT OF THE BUREAU OF OLD AGE ASSISTANCE 



During the year 1949 there has been a substantial increase 
in the number of Old Age Assistance cases. At the close of 
the year 1948, there were twenty-eight cases. During 1949, 
two cases were closed because of death and ten cases were 
added. At the close of the year there were 36 cases settled as 
follows: Lincoln 28, other Cities and Towns 2, no settlement 6. 

Gross cost of Old Age Assistance S26.108 82 

Federal Government $10,198 25 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 12,244 97 

Received from other Cities and Towns for cases 

having "settlement" in other Communities . . 764 07 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Meals Tax . 550 12 

Cost to Town of Lincoln 2,351 41 



$26,108 82 



The amount of $21,000 requested to be appropriated in 
the budget allows for an estimated increase in cases. This 
amount represents the Town and State share only. The 
State's share, estimated at somewhat in excess of $15,000 will 
be refunded, leaving the net cost to the Town a small portion 
of the appropriation. Although the Town must appropriate 
the total sum of $21,000, an allowance is made for the amount 
to be refunded by the State in determining the tax rate. 

It is estimated that approximately $14,000 will be received 
from the Federal Government making the estimated expendi- 
tures for the year nearly $35,000.00. The Federal Govern- 
ment contribution does not have to be appropriated by the 
Town but may be used as received. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ANTHONY J. DOHERTY, 

JOHN J. KELLIHER, 

M. ELIZABETH CAUSER. 



REPORT OF DIRECTORS OF MUSEUM AND PARK 39 

REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS OF THE 

deCORDOVA AND DANA MUSEUM 

AND PARK 



Last year you may recall the report consisted simply of 
the fact that the corporation was formed, that directors had 
been appointed and its officers elected. Mr. Edgell, director 
of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, had appointed Mr. 
Frederick Robinson, director of the Springfield Art Museum, 
to be the advisor in the buying and selling of art objects. Mr. 
Robinson at once began the selection of articles which he 
considered to be of continuing value in the development of 
the museum, the balance of the items, with the approval of 
Mr. Robinson and the directors, was removed to New York 
and was sold at auction. From the sale of these objects, on 
March 11, 12 and 13, the museum realized $17,508.62. 

At the Town Election of 1949, Mr. Charles H. Blake was 
elected an A director for a period of four years. Mr. Richard 
S. Meriam was appointed by the Library Trustees to be a B 
director for three years. Hereafter, at each annual election, 
an A director will be elected by the Town for a four-year 
term, and each year a B director will be appointed succes- 
sively by the Selectmen, the School Committee and the Li- 
brary Trustees for a three-year term. The duties and privi- 
leges of the A and B directors are identical. By 1952, four 
directors will have been elected by the citizens, and three will 
have been appointed by the above-mentioned groups. 

On January 2P, Mr. Giles Smith of Belmont was appointed 
architect to change the building from a private residence to a 
public institution. It was soon apparent that many changes 
would be necessary, and the first of several meetings was 
arranged between Mr. Smith, Mr. J. Q. Adams, representing 
the directors, and Inspector Newman of the Department of 
Public Safety of the Commonwealth. 

Mr. Newman made it clear, as the contemplated uses of 
the building developed, that in the eyes of the Common- 
wealth, the deCordova and Dana Museum and Park would be 
regarded as a school, and would therefore have to conform to 
the safety requirements for such buildings. Since the de- 



40 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Cordova residence was for the most part a wood frame struc- 
ture without fire stopping, besides being in an advanced 
state of disrepair, extensive alterations were necessary. Re- 
course was had to the trustees of the estate for additional 
funds, and these were finally obtained in the form of accumu- 
lated income of the estate to December 31, 1948, giving a 
total sum of $75,329.85 for this work, which amount was 
added to other assets of the corporation, including the select- 
men's fund, and the sum realized from the sale of property. 
Even this amount has been found to be insufficient for the 
task in hand, and it does not now appear to be possible to 
complete the entire project at this time. 

The Board is happy to report that its relations with the 
Trustees have been very cordial and wishes to record its 
appreciation of the understanding and support it has received 
from them. 

In August, Mr. Smith was under such pressure of work, 
that he asked the directors if they would allow Mr. Adams to 
become associated with him. The directors agreed and Mr. 
Adams has since carried a large part of the responsibility. 

On May 9, the directors appointed Mr. Frederick P. Walkey 
to the position of Executive Director. He is a graduate of 
Tufts College and of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. 
During the summer Mr. Walkey made an extensive tour of 
museums and art centers from Boston to the Middle West 
and brought back many valuable ideas. 

Dr. Donald Wyman of the Arnold Arboretum went over 
the grounds twice and made helpful suggestions. There has 
been some thinning and removal of misshapen trees. The 
boathouse, which was in poor condition, has been pulled 
dow T n, and the foundation levelled. Along the eastern bound- 
ary, a dump had been established. Stumps, the result of 
the hurricane, had been throwm in there. These have been 
removed and the area is now r available for use. A parking 
space is being built north of the museum. The entrance and 
exit roads have been widened to eighteen feet. 

It was finally decided that the books belonged to the cor- 
poration. With the help of the Lincoln Librarian, Mrs. 
Herbert Farrar, the assortment was culled. Those of value 
to the museum were kept, others were given to the library and 
the remaining volumes sold. 



REPORT OF DIRECTORS OF MUSEUM AND PARK 41 

The purpose of the deCordova and Dana Museum and Park 
is to provide, for all the people it is privileged to serve, a 
greater appreciation and fuller understanding of the arts. 
Interest will be stimulated through exhibitions, concerts, lec- 
tures, motion pictures and discussion groups. Recreation 
will be provided for all age levels through their active partici- 
pation in various creative activities. Through this broad 
program, it is hoped that the relationship of the arts to our 
modern civilization will be clarified and that a finer personal 
discrimination will be developed. 

ROBERT L. DeNORMANDlE, 
JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, 
CHARLES H. BLAKE. 
PEARSON HUNT, 
RICHARD S. MERIAM, 
ELIZABETH J. SNELLING, 
JANE K. VANCE. 



42 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

deCORDOYA AND DANA MUSEUM AND PARK 
Treasurer's Report 
Comments on the Table 
deCordova and Dana Museum and Park receives funds 
under various limitations, which are described below. Con- 
sequently, receipts and expenditures have been classified to 
show that all authorizations have been observed. Only the 
A and B trusts can be expected to supply income on an 
annually recurring basis. 

Column 1. A. Trust Purposes: For the upkeep, main- 
tenance and improvement of the museum and park. 
Column 2. B. Trust Purposes: 

(1) For the upkeep, maintenance and improvement of 
the museum and park. 

(2) For additions to the art and other collections in the 
museum. 

(3) For educational and recreational purposes. 

(4) None may be used for demolition of gallery and resi- 
dence nor for buildings to replace either. 

(5) For demolition of garage and boathouse. 
Column 3. For Alterations. By court decree of June, 

1949, the sum of $75,329.65 is to be paid over for alterations, 
repairs and improvements to the gallery and residence and 
such other alterations, repairs and improvements as the cor- 
poration may think necessary or desirable in order to open 
the museum and park to the public. 

It will be noted that $70,000 of this sum was received and 
spent in 1949. 

Column 4. Selectmen's Fund. This fund has been turned 
over to the museum and park corporation. It is to be used 
in the directors' sole judgment for "making repairs or improve- 
ments to and for maintenance and operating the property." 

The directors expect that all of this fund will be required 
to complete the alteration program. 

Column 5. Sale of Property. This sum represents the 
proceeds of sales of art objects, books, and miscellaneous 
items. Although in 1950 most of this sum must be used for 
alterations to the buildings, it is the intention of the directors 
to restore this sum in later years, to be used for additions to 
the permanent collections of the museum. 



REPORT OF DIRECTORS OF MUSEUM AND PARK 43 



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44 TOWN OF LINCOLN 



REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE 



As required by the Town By-Laws, the Finance Committee 
has consulted the Selectmen, Officers, Boards and Committees 
of the Town with respect to their recommendations for 1950 
appropriations. 

Lincoln is fortunate in having agents operating its business 
who analyze their recommendations with this committee in 
an atmosphere of frankness and mutual confidence. The 
result is valuable to the Town because the recommendations 
of the Finance Committee represent in substance the best 
judgment of all who participated. 

The appropriations recommended by us in the list attached 
come to a total of $248,688 for general Town purposes. This 
compares with actual expenditures in 1949 of $219,213. The 
recommended appropriation for Water Works, to come out 
of its treasury, is $19,625, which is substantially the same as 
the year before. 

The $248,688 of appropriation recommended in this report 
for 1950 represents an increase of 11.9% over the actual 
expenditures of 1949. It may be of interest to call attention 
to the fact that our recommendations for 1950 are $107,853, 
or 76.6% over our comparable recommendations for 1946, 
the first post-war year. 

The largest increase is in the appropriation of $98,718 for 
the School Budget to which your attention is directed. This 
is an increase of $12,068 over the corresponding appropriation 
of a year ago and $14,570 over actual 1949 expenditures. 
This figure does not represent the entire amount to be re- 
quired by the school department as the new boiler and burner 
needed for replacement at the Centre School will be about 
$4,000 and added to this will be interest on the new school 
bonds of $4,812 and payment on the principal of $15,000. 
These last items, of course, are not to be considered in the 
category of increases over a year ago, but it should be noted 
that the Town will have to appropriate $122,530 for school 
operations, or 48.4% of the entire Town Budget. 



REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE 45 

Lincoln is now equipped with main splendid school facili- 
ties and will UQad more as the Town grows, but careful con- 
sideration should be given to every item of expense in view 
of the tax load that is being carried. Throughout the State, 
in Towns of 3,000 population and below, the average appro- 
priation for schools is 33.9% of the budget, as shown in the 
last report published. We want good schools, but we want 
to operate them with good judgment and due consideration 
for the other departments of the Town. Of course, it is rec- 
ognized that part of the school appropriation will be returned 
by the State, but that does not alter the basic reasoning for 
careful spending. 

The following transfers from the Reserve Fund were made 
by the Finance Committee during the year 1949. 

1. Increased cost of new police car $124 10 

2. Uniform for new police officer 87 00 

3. Resetting flag pole 300 00 

4. Old Age Assistance 1,480 41 

5. Extra labor for Tree and Moth Dept 366 86 

6. Extra pay period in 1949 (Highway and 

Town Hall) 573 67 

7. Planning Board, Miscellaneous 16 05 

8. Town Hall 38 62 



$2,986 71 

On the basis of 1949 valuations, every $4,150 of appro- 
priation required to be raised from local taxation would mean 
$1.00 on the tax rate. Any increase in the total of assessed 
property this year will, of course, help to keep the rate down. 

The net cost to the Town of its operations is reduced by 
"reimbursements" from the State, County and Federal 
Government, such as for Schools, Welfare and Roads. The 
amounts are shown in detail in the Treasurer's Report. The 
apparent popularity of this process feeds on the failure of the 
average voter to recognize that a government agency ^u\ dis- 
tribute Or spend oiih that which it takes from its citizens. 

Only in a Town Meeting like ours will a start be made it voters 

are to become aware of the fact that the "reimbursement >" 

are only a part of what has alread) been collected from them 
in other forms of direct and indirect taxes. 



46 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

The Committee is of the opinion that the recommended 
appropriations listed below will very adequately provide for 
the effective operation of the property and business of the 
Town for 1950. 

Respectfully submitted, 

F. W. DENIO, Chairman, 

T. J. ROUNER, 

W. N. PAGE, 

P. L. NORTON, 

L. A. WILDES, Secretary. 



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ASSESSORS' REPORT 53 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



The Board of Assessors submit the following report for the 
year 1949: 

Computation of Tax Rate 

Total Town appropriations to be raised by taxation $237,085 02 

Total appropriations to be taken from available funds in 

1949 39,167 16 

(In 1948 since 1948 tax rate was fixed) 58,300 00 

State Parks and Reservations 233 10 

State Audit of Municipal Accounts 430 55 

County Tax 9,108 61 

Tuberculosis Hospital Assessment 1 ,447 60 

Overlay of current year 5,104 76 

1948 Underestimates 554 14 



Gross amount to be raised S3 5 1 ,430 94 

Estimated Receipts and Available Funds 

Income Tax $23,138 3>2 

Corporation Taxes 11 ,895 60 

Reimbursement on account of State owned land 221 57 

Motor Vehicle and Trailer Excise 10,500 00 

General Government 350 00 

Protection of Persons and Property 250 00 

Health and Sanitation 500 00 

Charities 700 00 

Old Age Assistance 9,000 00 

( )1<1 Age Tax (Meals) 541 33 

Schools 7.500 00 

Cemeteries 300 00 

Water 19,744 20 

Interest 1 ,500 00 

City of Cambridge Tax 500 00 

Amount voted to be taken from Free Cash ( >7.167 16 



Total Estimated Receipts and Available Funds $184,108 18 

Net Amount to be raised by Taxation 

Poll 'Tax $1,354 00 

Personal Property Tax . . l 1,880 ;f > 

Real Estate Tax ... 151,088 10 

$167,322 16 



54 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Table of Aggregates 

Number of Persons Assessed: 

On Personal Estate only 35 

On Real Estate only 537 

On both Real and Personal Estate 90 

Total Number of Persons Assessed 662 

Number of Polls Assessed 677 

Value of Assessed Personal Estate: 

Stock in Trade §7,250 00 

Machinery 35,050 00 

Live Stock 57,775 00 

All other Tangible Personal Property . . 271,934 00 



Total Value of Assessed Personal Estate . . $372,009 00 

Value of Assessed Real Estate: 

Land $944,740 00 

Buildings 2,832,470 00 

Total Value of Assessed Real Estate S3, 7 7 7,2 10 00 

Total Valuation of Assessed Estate 4,149,219 00 

Tax Rate per $1,000 00 $40 00 

Number of Live Stock Assessed: 

Horses (1 year or over) 45 

Cows (1 year or over) 199 

Bulls 9 

Heifers 55 

Swine (6 months old or over) 783 

Sheep 7 

Fowl 4,660 

Number of Acres of Land Assessed 8,293 25 

Number of Dwelling Houses Assessed . . . 559 

CYRUS W. MURPHY, Chairman, 
ROBERT W. SCOTT, 
DAVID B. YOUNG, 

Board of A ssessors. 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 
VALUATION LIST, JANUARY 1, 1949 



55 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 
Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



Abbott, John A. and Diana B. . 

Adams, John Quincy and Lucy D. 

Adams, Ramelle C 

Adams, Thomas B 

Adkins, Archibald \Y. and Doro- 
thea C 

A'Hearn, Marian E 

Albano Bros 

Algeo, John T. and Catherine R. 

Algeo, Mary A 

Anderson, Alfred F., Jr 

Anderson, Lawrence B. and Ro- 
sina DuP 

Appleby, Richard B 

Aptt, Harry S. and Etta E 

Aruda, Margaret J 

Ashworth, Harold T. and Irma 
D 

Baker, Frederick L 

Baker, John C. and Elizabeth E. 

Baker, Lulu G 

Baker, Margaret C 

Baker, Walter F 

Barker, Elliott R 

Barnaby, John M. and Charlotte 
B....' 

Barthel, Walter 

Bartlett, Theodore 

Baskin, William J 

Bean, Anna K 

Bean, Elmer A 

Bean, Elmer A. and Henry \. . 

Beebe, Alien- W 

Beers, Roland F., Jr 

Beers, Roland F. and Helen ( '. 

Beggs, Si(lnr\ A 

Belanger, Walter I-;. and Mary F. 

Bernson, Bob 

Bern8on, Bob and Edith J 

Bernson, Edith J 

Berry, Albert K. and M. Beatrice 
Bertolami. Leo F 



$610 

200 



785 



525 



205 

1.000 
33 

500 

500 



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8 00 



31 40 



21 00 



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40 00 
1 52 

20 00 

20 00 



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59,250 

5.000 



10,000 
5,150 
300 
4,000 
4,300 
4,850 

1,000 

4,500 

3,250 

250 

6,500 

11,000 

4,080 

5,000 

100 

200 

2,900 
7,450 
1,650 

5,250 
6,000 

5,075 
47,000 

8,100 

10,000 

7,400 

1,000 
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5,250 



$82 00 

1,570 00 

200 00 



400 00 
126 00 
12 00 
160 00 
172 00 
194 00 

40 00 
180 00 
130 00 

10 00 

260 00 

440 00 

163 20 

200 00 

4 00 

8 00 

116 00 

298 00 

66 00 

130 00 

240 00 

123 00 
1,880 00 

524 00 
010 00 
296 oo 

40 00 

22S 00 
520 00 
150 00 



56 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



Bertolami, Leo F. and Rose M. . 

Bertolami, Paolina 

Billings, James B. and Marion . 

Bingham, Elizabeth A 

Bingham, Elizabeth P. B 

Bingham, George C 

Bishop, Fern W. and Marjorie 
Sharp 

Black, Everett A 

Black, Everett A. and Anne E. . 

Blake, Charles H. and Helen L. . 

Blake, Donald D. and Alicia B. . 

Blake, Rose R 

Blodgett, Hamden and Florence 
M 

Boch, Victor and Margaret .... 

Boeing, John E. and Jeanne D. . 

Bogner, Walter and Edith 

Booth, Robert H 

Boston Consolidated Gas Co. . . 

Boston Edison Co 

Boston & Maine R. R 

Bowles, Clifford 

Bowles, Mildred E 

Bowles, William 

Boyce Brothers 

Boyce, Manley B 

Boyce, Manley B. and Alice M. . 

Boyce, Michael J 

Bradford, Robert L. and Martha 
A 

Bradley, James and Mary E. . . 

Bradshaw, Fred and Julia S. . . . 

Bradshaw, Sally B. Davis 

Briggs, Charles V 

Brooks, Albert S. and Maude M. 

Brooks, Estella M. (Estate of) . 

Brooks, Paul 

Brown, Donald L. and Elizabeth 
G 

Brown, Harold F 

Brown, Robert P. and Polly F. . 

Brown, W. Raymond and Stev- 
ens, Bernice I 



$155 



$6 20 



75,000 
75,000 

50 

225 

1,180 

4,025 



3,000 00 
3,000 00 

2 00 

9 00 

47 20 

161 00 



100 



4 00 



$4,700 

500 

3,300 

8,050 

250 

500 

8,000 

32,000 

10,500 

4,050 

5,200 

2,100 

2,000 

600 

9,200 

14,300 



1,500 
5,000 

12,250 
4,000 

12,000 
3,000 
2,500 
4,500 

1,000 
3,350 
5,000 
10,500 
12,500 
5,400 
3,100 
6,750 

1,200 
1,400 
4,500 

1,500 



SI 88 00 

20 00 

132 00 

322 00 
10 00 
20 00 

320 00 

1,280 00 
420 00 
162 00 
208 00 

84 00 
80 00 
24 00 

368 00 

572 00 



60 00 
200 00 
490 00 
160 00 
480 00 
120 00 
100 00 
180 00 

40 00 
134 00 
200 00 
420 00 
500 00 
216 00 
124 00 
270 00 

48 00 

56 00 

180 00 



60 00 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



57 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



Browning, George U 

Browning, Margaret M 

Buerger, Martin J. and Lila . . . 
Burgess, Aubrey W. and Rebecca 

M 

Burgess, Catherine M 

Burke, Thomas D 

Burns, Melvin P. and Elizabeth 



$2,110 



$84 40 



Burr, Elizabeth L 

Burrell, Beverly E. and Alice M. 

Butcher, Charles R 

Butcher, Henry A., Jr., and Mar 
garet V 

Butcher, Ralph E 

Byrne, Myrtle Stocher 

Calkins, C. Whittier 

Calkins, Ramona T. and Whittier 

Campbell, Fannie S. and Adeline 
S 

Campbell, Percy C. and Bernice. 

Campobasso, Ethel 

Carman, Eleanor T 

Carney, Florence T 

Catoia, Angelo and Mary J. ... 

Cassidy, Henry J. and Verna E. 

Causer, William O 

Chapin, Louise B. and Bertha L. 

Chapman, James S 

Chapman, Lily T 

Chase, Ann O 

Cheney, George 

Chipman, Robert H 

Chisholm, Edward C. and Mar- 
garet F 

Church, Robert T. and Priscilla 
Schirmer 

Churchill. J. Stanley and Ednah 
G 

Cibel, Stanley A. and Thelma W. 

Clark, ( reorge A 

Clark, Lester M 

Clark, W. Van 
Mary 11 



Alan. Jr., 



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S6,000 

3, 1 50 

12,000 

3,250 
1,500 
3,000 

2,600 

10,000 

3,500 

2,000 

1,500 
4,000 
1,000 
2,550 
5,700 

9,220 
1,000 
1,500 

10,000 
3,575 
3,100 
1,800 
3,300 

11,500 

4,775 

750 

7,800 

200 

1.000 

4,400 

2,200 

] J,700 
4,800 
3,650 

7i)i) 



$240 00 
126 00 
480 00 

130 00 

60 00 

120 00 

104 00 

400 00 

140 00 

80 00 

60 00 

160 00 

40 00 

102 00 

228 00 

368 00 
40 00 
60 00 

400 00 
143 00 
124 00 

72 00 
132 00 
460 00 
191 00 

30 00 

312 00 

8 00 

40 00 

176 00 

88 00 

548 00 
[92 00 

no oo 
28 oo 

152 00 



58 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



Coan, James T 

Coan, Thomas F 

Coane, John H 

Coane, John H., Jr 

Coburn, Edward S 

Codman, Dorothy S. F. M 

Codman, Hugh 

Codman, Ogden (Thomas N., 
Agent) 

Codman, Thomas N., et al., Trus- 
tees 

Cole, Edwin M. and Lucy F. 

Cole, Nancy W 

Comey, Arthur C 

Community Store 

Comstock, Joan B 

Conant, Lily R 

Conary, Frances P 

Condit, Robert P. and Phyllis C. 

Conlin, James J. and Winifred 
Irene 

Connair, John J. and Margaret J. 

Connors, Ann F 

Conti, Bartolomeo B 

Cook Brothers 

Cook, Harry and John F 

Cooke, Kenneth M. and Eliza- 
beth M 

Cooledge, Hazel B 

Corcoran, Francis J 

Cormey, Henry J. and Illione W. 

Corrigan, Edward D 

Corrigan, John F. and May .... 

Corrigan, Martin, Jr 

Corrigan, Mary K 

Corrigan, Patrick F 

Corrigan, Phillip C. and Muriel 
A 

Costello, John D 

Costello, William B 

Cotoni, Joseph 

Cotoni, Nicholas 

Coughlan, Christina B 



$100 

300 

880 
3,240 
2,640 

2,050 

750 



1,500 
1,000 



150 



2,650 



$4 00 

12 00 

35 20 

129 60 

105 60 

82 00 

30 00 



60 00 
40 00 



6 00 



106 00 



$3,250 
3,000 
3,750 
2,100 
6,200 
5.000 



76,500 
9,700 
8,500 
7,500 

7,100 
7,000 
4,500 
5,000 

250 
3,100 

900 
6,750 

4,800 



SI 30 00 
120 00 
150 00 
84 00 
248 00 
200 00 



3,060 00 
388 00 
340 00 
300 00 

284 00 
280 00 
180 00 
200 00 

10 00 
124 00 

36 00 
270 00 

192 00 



8,200 


328 00 


3,900 


556 00 


3,000 


120 00 


900 


36 00 


600 


24 00 


7,000 


280 00 


2,400 


96 00 


1,500 


60 00 


2,300 


92 00 


3,400 


136 00 


100 


4 00 


1,800 


72 00 


2,650 


106 00 


5,000 


200 00 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



59 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 
on 

Real Estate 



Cousins, Ashley B 

Cousins, Fred E 

Cousins, Harold S 

Cousins, Laurence B 

Cousins, Laurence B. and Jeanne 

B 

Cousins, Willis N 

Cowles, Addison 

Cowles, Addison and Alexandra 

C 

Coyne, Howard F. and Maxine 

H 

Crawford, Marshall 

Creelman, Gilmore, Jr 

Creelman, Gilmore B. and Alice 

M 

Crider, John H. and Maxine R. . 

Croft, Robert 

Crook, Russell G 

Crowley, Timothy J 

Crowson, Leslie W. and Madeline 

W 

Cunnert, Fritz 

Cunningham, Elizabeth A 

Cunningham, George E 

Cunningham, Robert M 

Cushing, Gustave 

Dahl, Thrya 

Damico, Louise 

Damico, Ralph F 

Danosky, Edward A 

Danosky, Edward A. and Mary 

C 

Danosky, Stefania 

Davis, Alfred M 

Davis, Bradford D. and Barbara 

G 

I >avis, E. Russell 

Davis, Estelle F 

Davis, Francis J. and Shirley H. 

1 >avis, Prescott L 

Davis, Saville R. and Anita V.. 
I >a\ ison, Archibald T 



$300 



50 



23 



50 



1,000 
200 



100 
625 



1,250 



500 



2,335 



$12 00 



2 00 



92 



2 00 



40 00 
8 00 



4 00 
25 00 



50 00 



20 00 



93 K) 



$2,100 

3,000 

17,500 



4,400 
2.000 



5,150 

4,050 
4,750 



3,050 
6,300 
200 
3,000 
2,000 

1,200 
6,500 

500 
4,915 
2,900 
4,500 

800 
2,350 

1,150 

3,600 
2,650 



10,200 

20,000 

600 

4,000 

9,100 

7,500 

10,200 



$84 00 
120 00 
700 00 



176 00 
80 00 



206 00 

162 00 

190 00 



122 00 

252 00 

8 00 

120 00 

80 00 

48 00 
260 00 

20 00 
196 60 
116 00 
180 00 

32 00 

94 00 

46 00 

144 00 
106 00 



408 00 
800 00 
24 00 
160 00 
364 00 
300 00 
ios 00 



60 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 


Davison, Everett H 






$2,600 


$104 00 


Dean, Emma W 






3,200 


128 00 




$1,750 


$70 00 


12,300 
800 


492 00 


Dean, William 




32 00 


Dee, Helena A 






2,000 


80 00 


Dee, Thomas J. 






2,200 
7,100 


88 00 


DeFord, William and Elinor S. . . 






284 00 


Denio, F. Winchester 






2,500 
64,300 


100 00 


DeNormandie, Alice W 


1,000 


40 00 


2,572 00 


DeNormandie, James 






3,000 
7,800 


120 00 


DeNormandie, Robert L 






312 00 


DeNormandie, James and Robert 










L 


7,900 


316 00 


20,050 


802 00 


DeNormandie, Robert L. and 










William J 






8,300 


332 00 


DeNormandie, R. L. Ex. u/w of 








W. J. DeNormandie 


1,089 


43 56 






DePavla, Dominick 






500 


20 00 


Diamond, James E 






900 
2 850 


36 00 


Dodge, Orien B 


114 00 


Dohertv, Anthonv J 






6,000 


240 00 


Doherty, Josephine C 






11,000 


440 00 


Doherty, Mary E., Margaret A., 










Marjorie J 






150 


6 00 


Doherty, Mar} 7 E 






2,000 
9,000 
2,880 


80 00 


Doherty, Matthew H 


1,000 


40 00 


360 00 


Dole, Gertrude E 




115 20 


Dominichello, Frank 


485 


19 40 






Dominichello, Frank and Mattie 










M 






3,250 
500 


130 00 


Dominchello, Peter 


20 00 


Donaldson, Charlotte H 






6,500 


260 00 


Donaldson, Gordon A. and Eliza- 










bath A 






7,000 
7,200 


280 00 


Donaldson, Malcolm D 






288 00 


Donaldson, Robert D 


44 


1 76 


64,900 


2,596 00 


Donaldson, Robert D., Jr 






6,500 


260 00 


Donnelly, Bernard F. and Jo- 










sephine B 






900 


36 00 


Dorian, Paul and Newart 






3,750 


150 00 


Dougherty, Andrew J 


2,382 


95 28 






Dougherty, Andrew John, Heirs 










of 






6,200 


248 00 







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61 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



Dougherty, Dennis M 

DuBois, Anson M. and Olive S. 
DuBois, Eliot and Barbara .... 

Eaton, Gertrude S 

Ehlert, Heirs of Ellen 

Ellms, Charles W. and Marjorie 
Emerson, Beatrice W.and Goulet 

Dorothy Williams 

Emerson, Heirs of Edward W. 
Emerson, Heirs of Ralph Waldo 
Eynon, David L., Jr., and Grace 

V 

Farley, Louis C., Jr., and Isabel 

K 

Farnsworth, Kenneth C 

Farnsworth, Kenneth C. and 

Marguerite 

Farrar, Edward R 

Farrar, Herbert G 

Fedock, Metro and Hazel A. 

Fernald, Alvin E 

Fillmore, Ernest C 

Fisher, John W. and Madge K. 
Fitts, Charles K. and Gertrude 

W 

Flanagan, James and Wilhelmina 

G 

Fleck, Richard C. and Frances R 
Fletcher, Walter B. and Helen 

Flint, Ephraim B 

Flint, Henry R 

Flint, Josephine R 

Flint, Warren F 

Floyd, Olive B 

Flynn, Frank J 

Flynn, Helen C 

Foley, Harold F. and Rita E. . 

Forbes, Annabel Otis 

Ford, Katherine Morrow 

Fradd, Norman W 

Frazier, Joseph G 

Frazier, Mary 

Fryatt, Thomas F 



$ 650 



200 



$26 00 



00 



500 



3,755 



20 00 
150 20 



$2,900 
5,100 
250 
7,500 
5,200 
3,250 

1,300 
500 
500 

1,000 



7,500 

700 

10,600 

500 

1,900 

11,750 

13,000 

4,500 

400 

5,700 

800 

5.000 

9,250 

7,500 

3,450 

5,100 

5,200 



$116 00 
204 00 
10 00 
300 00 
208 00 
130 00 

52 00 
20 00 
20 00 

40 00 



6,600 


264 00 


500 


20 00 


15,000 


600 00 


4,000 


160 00 


4,500 


180 00 


2,500 


100 00 


4,850 


194 00 


350 


14 00 


1,100 


44 00 



300 00 

28 00 

424 00 

20 00 

76 00 

470 00 
520 00 
180 00 

16 00 
228 00 

32 00 
200 00 
370 00 
300 00 
138 on 
204 00 
'os 00 



62 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 
Value of 
Personal 
Estate 


Tax on 
Personal 
Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 


Garland, Joseph and Mira C. . . 






$2,500 


$100 00 


Giblin, Mary E. and Ruth E. . . . 






7,530 


301 20 


Giddy, Osman and Helen M. . . 






8,000 


320 00 


Gilbert, John \Y. and Josephine 










L 






2,000 
?.500 


80 00 


Gilbert, Mary J 


100 00 


Gilboy, Glennon and Elizabeth 










w 






10,000 


400 00 


Giles Edmund \Y 


$1 350 


S54 00 






Giles, Edmund W. and Muriel H. 






11.400 


456 00 


Giles. Muriel 






5,100 


204 00 


Giles, Thomas T 


210 


8 40 






Giles, Thomas T. and Stella A. . 






8,500 


340 00 


Gilfoy, Donald A. and Helen B. . 






1,200 


48 00 


Gill Mary 






9,500 


380 00 




?00 


8 00 




Glazier, L. Gordon and Gertrude 






19,000 


760 00 


Golden, Albert 






600 


24 00 


Gordon Marie C 






4,000 


160 00 










w 






6,700 
1,000 


268 00 


Grabill, Elliott V 


40 00 


Gradeski, Adam 


8 


32 




Graf, Malcolm 






1,500 


60 00 


Grainger, Douglas and Rachel P. 






7,000 


280 00 


Gray, Robert W 






7,100 


284 00 


Greene, Frederick H., Jr., and 










Helen H 






1.200 

1,000 

500 


48 00 


Griffin James T 


40 00 


Griffin, Harriet S 






20 00 


Grimwood, Mabel E 






250 


10 00 


Grinnell, William L. and Virginia 










B 






7,000 

14.500 


280 00 


Gropius, Walter and Use 


580 00 


Haden, Russell L. and Constance 










J 






3,500 


140 00 


Hagerty, Julia C 






2,350 


94 00 


Hagmann, Fridolin 






7.500 


300 00 


Haley, \rthur E 






1,500 


60 00 


Hamilton, Bessie E 






4,800 


192 00 


Hammer, Sara J 






5,500 
4,500 
2,500 


220 00 


Hanlon, Albert W 


180 00 


Harding, Catherine 


100 00 







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63 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 
Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 






$4,500 


$180 00 






4,800 


192 00 






1,750 


70 00 






2 000 


80 00 






4,100 


164 00 






100 


4 00 






11,000 


440 00 






9,000 


360 00 






3,700 


148 00 


$14,210 


$568 40 


143,950 


5,758 00 






300 


12 00 


175 


7 00 










20,800 


832 00 






9,500 


380 00 


600 


24 00 










4,500 


180 00 






41,750 


1,670 00 






2,740 


109 60 






10,000 


400 00 






300 


12 00 






3,300 


132 00 






12,200 


488 00 






700 


28 00 






13,650 


546 00 






3,500 


140 00 


500 


20 00 










24,000 


960 00 






8,000 


320 00 






9,250 


370 00 






400 


16 00 






6,000 


240 00 






13,300 


532 00 


250 


10 00 


10,000 


400 00 


3 


12 










2, 700 


108 00 






4,000 


160 1)1) 






13.250 


530 00 






3.400 


[36 00 






9,000 


360 00 



Hading, Ernest J 

Harnish, Ezra \Y. and Eugenia D 

Harrington, F. Frank, Estate of 

Harrington, Katherine A 

Harrington, Winthrop \Y. . . . 

Hart, Frederick R 

Hart, Joseph S 

Hart, William E. and Isabella C. 

Hartman, Henry F 

Hatheway, Louise A 

Hayden, Nellie B 

Healer, Harry J 

Heck, Stanley and Mary H. ... 

Hedge, Mary A 

Henderson, Ernest 

Henderson, Gerard C. and Edith 
M 

Henderson, Mary S 

Henley, Archibald and Lottie . . 

Henry, Hall M. and Addie Mc- 
Allister 

Herlihy, John M. and Patricia M. 

Herlihy, Maurice K. and Jean E. 

Herman, Edwards W 

Herman, John E. and Anne B.. . 

Herthel, Stephen W. and Evelyn 
S 

Hews, Charles A. and Annie F. . 

Hills, Bigelow 

Hills, H. Bigelow and Florence R. 

Hinds, Evelyn VY 

Hobbs, Robert H 

Holmgren, Richard S. and Vir- 
ginia S 

Hoover, Henry B. and Lucretia J. 

Howard, Elizabeth G 

Howard, Esther T 

Hoyt, Harrison 

Hoyt, Harrison and Shirley J. . . 

Hunt, Lewis E 

Hunt, Merrill 

Hunt, Pearson and Merrill T. . 

Hunter, Euphi mia J., Heir^ <>j 



64 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



Hunter, Robert R 

Huntley, Medford E.and Blanche 

L. .'. 

Hurd, Nancy Dabney 

Jackson, Dorothy W 

Jacobs, May L 

Jenney, Charles J. and Katrina 

C... 

Jensen, Holgar J. and Grace A. 

Johansen, Rose May 

Johnson, Ernest L. and Grace M. 

Johnson, Fern A 

Jones, Chester L. and Anne B.. . 

Kalander, William Robert 

Keizer, Harold 

Keily, Delbar P. and Gertrude E. 
Kelley, Richard T. and Rose M. . 

Kelliher, John J 

Kelly, Edmund S 

Kennedy, Albert E 

Kennedy Brothers 

Kennedy, John T. and Albert E. 

Kidd, Wilmot 

Killoran, Martha 

Kindleberger, Charles P. and 

Sarah M 

King, Abigail A 

King, William T 

Kinney, Robert C 

Kinsler, Herman F. and Louise 

M 

Kirkpatrick, David W. and Mar- 
garet M 

Knowles, Harry B 

Knowles, Wilma E 

Kolyshkin, George 

Kubik, Charles S. and Emily K. 
Ladd, Edward H., Jr., and Agnes 

E 

Lahey, Heirs of James 

Lahnstein, Karl F. and Margaret 

A 

Laird, Sarah E. A 



$3,050 



500 
500 



$122 00 



20 00 
20 00 



500 
500 



20 00 
20 00 



50 



2 00 



100 



4 00 



$3,500 

7,000 

12,000 

15,000 

5,000 
3,100 
1,500 
1,000 
3,000 
5,000 
500 
1,850 
3,500 
3,600 
3,700 

3,800 

150 
1,000 

300 

5,450 

2,000 

15,800 

2,000 

5,500 

5,300 

5,000 
3,030 
6,000 

5,250 
1,500 

3,200 
3,250 



$140 00 
280 00 
480 00 
600 00 

200 00 

124 00 

60 00 

40 00 

120 00 
200 00 

20 00 

74 00 

140 00 

144 00 

148 00 

152 00 

6 00 
40 00 
12 00 

218 00 
80 00 

632 00 
80 00 

220 00 

212 00 

200 00 

121 20 

240 00 

210 00 
60 00 

128 00 
130 00 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



65 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



Lanigan, Francis W. and Sarah 

C 

Larrabee, Leonard C. and Peggy 

S 

Lavrakas, Fofo 

Lawson, Harold E 

Leaper, Gerard F. and Virginia L 

Leary, Edward B 

LeBlanc, Alphonse J. and Alice 

M 

LeBlanc, Philias and Lena . . . 

Lehnert, Ferdinand 

LeMann, John 

Lennon, James W 

Leslie, Maurice A. and Annie M. 
Liddick, Harold S. and Virginia 

D 

Ligda, Myron G. H. and Evelyn 

D 

Lincoln Beaut} 7 Salon 

Lincoln, Kenneth C. and Virginia 
Linscott, Donald A., Jr., and 

Grace M 

Livengood, Eleanor C. H 

Lochman, William F. and Miquel 

S 

Lorrey, Mildred J 

Lorrey, Robert T 

Loud, John F 

Loud, John F. and Mary L. ... 

Loutrel, Dora S 

Lovejoy, Evelene T 

Lucas, Ernest \V., Jr., and Lily S. 

Lunt, Heirs of Charles 

Lyon, Edward B. and Constance 

R 

Lyon, Ruth 

Lyons, Winifred A 

MacDonald, William 

MacFarland, Ernest H 

MacKenzie, Roland C 

MacLaurin, Richard Colin and 

Ellen 



$1,000 



450 



5 
150 



120 



$40 00 



18 00 



20 
6 00 



4 80 



$10,500 

5,200 

2,150 

7,050 

400 

600 

2,000 
5,850 
8,000 
2,550 
3,100 
3,790 

5,200 

2,900 

3,100 

4,400 
3,800 

600 

5,575 



10,000 
1,000 

10,250 
5,000 
2,600 

1,800 
3,300 

3,580 

6,000 
14,000 

8,600 



$420 00 

208 00 
86 00 

282 00 
16 00 
24 00 

80 00 
234 00 
320 00 
102 00 
124 00 

151 60 

208 00 
116 00 
124 00 

176 00 

152 00 

24 00 
223 00 



400 00 
40 00 
410 00 
200 00 
104 00 

72 00 
132 00 
114 00 

240 00 
560 00 

344 00 



66 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



MacLaurin, Rupert and Elfrieda 
C 



MacLean, Heirs of Hector J. . . . 
MacLeod, Edward and Hester M. 
MacLeod, Edward, Jr., and Mary 

M 

MacLeod, Edward, Jr 

MacRae, Manning W 

MacRae, Sidney G 

Maguire, Basil H 

Mahan, Russell E. and Anastasia 
Mahar, Raymond and Gertrude 

M 

Maier, Hanns J. and Mary C. . . 
Mallett, Herbert A. and Eva M 

Mann, David W 

Mann, David W. and Iva S 

Mann, Edward W 

Mannarino, Heirs of Anna 

Manning, Joseph J. and Cath 

erine L 

Marchetti, John W. and Sarah G 

Martin, Fred and Marie 

Martin, Owen E., ex u/w Mar 

garet E. Martin 

Martin, Wilhelmina W 

Mascari, Edward L 

Mascari, Leonard E. and Grace 

B 



Matthews, Ida Lucile W. and 
Marion Clark 

McClennen, Alan and Louise H 

McCune, William J. and Eliza- 
beth J 

McHugh, John E 

McHugh, Katherine 

McPherson, Paul and Margaret 
M 

Melanson, Leonard J. and Mary 

Meriam, Richard S. and Alice G. 

Meyer, Robert V 

Michel, Jules J. and Marie C. . . 

Militzer, Raymond E.and Martha 
B 



S200 



$8 00 



$6,500 



$260 00 



500 



20 00 



500 



20 00 



$1,000 
3,100 
2,850 

1,100 
300 
7,850 
4,100 
4,550 
300 

3,700 

200 

2,600 

22,900 

300 

1,500 

500 

8,000 
5,000 

2,400 
9.500 



11.000 



$40 00 
124 00 
114 00 

44 00 

12 00 

314 00 

164 00 

182 00 

12 00 

148 00 

8 00 

104 00 

916 00 
12 00 
60 00 

20 00 
320 00 
200 00 

96 00 

380 00 



440 00 



3,500 


140 00 


12,000 


480 00 


7,700 


308 00 


6,175 


247 00 


500 


20 00 


3,150 


126 00 


3,500 


140 00 


6,000 


240 00 


1,000 


40 00 


10,040 


401 60 



4.000 



160 00 



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67 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 
on 

Real Estate 


Miller, Henry D. and Mary E. . 






$8,500 


$340 00 


Mills, Cecil R. and Lillian M. . . 






2,500 


100 00 


Monks, Caroline T 






5,250 


210 00 


Monks, John P 


$6,170 


$246 80 






Monks, John P. and Ann S. ... 




48,900 


1,956 00 


Moody, Charles P. and Josephine 






5,000 


200 00 


Moore, Herbert L., Jr., and Syl- 










via W 






7,200 
100 


288 00 


Moore, Paul 






4 00 


Morgan, Daniel J. and Angelina 




M 






350 


14 00 


Morgan, Henry M. and Gwen G. 






2,000 


80 00 


Morris, Milliage E 


35 


1 40 






Morris Milliage E. and Beatrice 










M 






1,500 


60 00 


Morris, Robert E. F. and Clara 








D 






3,700 
5,000 


148 00 


Morris, Robert H. and Irene S. . 






200 00 


Morrissey, John Joseph 






4,500 


180 00 


Morse, Thomas R 






14,300 
4,750 


572 00 


Moses, John P. and Alice W. . . 






190 00 


Moszka, Stanley E. and Anna . . 






2,800 


112 00 


Mount Auburn Cemetery 






2,500 


100 00 


Mukhitarian, Samuel and Ste- 










phanie 






3,050 
9,000 


122 00 


Murfitt, Meryle Cutter 






360 00 


Murphy, Bridget 






3,800 
3,300 
2,700 


152 00 


Murphy, Edward \V 






132 00 


Murphy, Cyrus W. and Persis S. 






108 00 


Murphy, Edward and Archie 










Henley 






600 


24 00 


Murphy, Heirs of Jeremiah 






3,500 


140 00 


Murphy, Mina Dorothea 






3,500 


140 00 


Murphy, Walter F 






1,900 
4,200 


76 00 


Neary, Patrick J. and Alice B. . 






168 00 


Nelson, W. Newton and Eleanor 










R 






9,000 


360 00 


Neumann, Ernest P. and Sylvia 










B 






5,250 


210 00 








900 


36 00 


Neville, James M. and Henry P. 






4,500 


180 00 


Neville, Mary A. and Delia M. . 


2,850 


114 00 






New England Tel. & Tel. Co. . . . 


67,450 


2,698 00 


4,000 


160 00 



68 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 


Newell, Joseph S. and Lena M. . 






$8,500 


$340 00 


Newton, Harland B. and Ethel 










H 






6,850 
5,800 


274 00 


Newton, Hazel H 






232 00 


Norton, Paul L. and Margaret . 






6,000 


240 00 


Norton, Thomas F., Trustee. . . . 






1,500 


60 00 


Nystrom, Foster H. and Edna C. 






5,750 


230 00 


Ogden, Warren G., Jr 






5,700 


228 00 


O'Reilly, Andrew J. and Jose- 










phine M 






5,000 


200 00 


O'Reilly, Joseph J. and Camilla 










M 






3,800 


152 00 


Orton, Floyd E. and Ora Mae . . 






2,500 


100 00 


Osborne, Gordon and Freda W. . 






15,560 


622 40 


O'Sullivan, William J 


$835 


$33 40 
















E 






35,000 


1,400 00 


Paddock, Louis E. and Anne E. . 






7,000 


280 00 


Page, Elliott F. and Emily R. . . 






2,500 


100 00 


Page, William N. and Elizabeth 










T 






8,000 


320 00 


j 

Paine, Charles H 






200 
4,500 


8 00 


Palotta, Henry and Eleanor A. . 


180 00 


Palmer, Waldo E. and Eleanor 










M 


290 


11 60 


7,500 


300 00 


Panetta, Pasquale 




Panetta, Pasquale and Mary . . . 






4,030 


161 20 


Parks, Henry A. and Harriett A. 






2,300 


92 00 


Pattinson, Mary I 






4,850 


194 00 


Pavlo, Samuel G 






400 
3,850 


16 00 


Peck, W. Valorus 


154 00 


Peirce, Harriet T 






4,000 


160 00 


Peirce, Jane I 






2,500 


100 00 












ginia A 






4,700 


188 00 


Peloquin, Roy J. and Alice M.. . 






4,300 


172 00 


Pertzoff, Constantin A 


8,000 


320 00 






Pertzoff, Constantin A. and Olga 






40,490 


1,619 60 


Peterson, Andrew 






1,100 


44 00 


Peterson, Edward H. and Vir- 










ginia 






5,630 


225 20 


Peterson, John F. and Julia M. . 






5,500 


220 00 


Peterson, Roy C 






4,500 


180 00 







ASSESSORS' REPORT 



69 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



Phillips, Henry B. and Charlotte 

T 

Place, Daniel N 

Polhamus, Earl A. and Doris A. 

Polhamus, Roland F 

Pollard, Frederick H., et al 

Poole, Ruth E. and Frederick . . 
Poor, Jane H. and Fitch, Marion 

A 

Potter, Howard L. and Barbara 

V 

Preston, Jean Wood and Pertzoff, 

Olga 

Preston, William M. and Jean 

Wood 

Primak, John 

Primak, John and Lena 

Queen, Robert C. (Mrs.) 

Queen, Robert C. and Hester M. 

Rand, Janet G 

Rand, Lucy K 

Rand, William 

Rando, Giovania 

Rando, Thomas 

Rasmussen, Robert F. and Doris 
Raymond, Gardner L. and Jean 

M 

Rice, Arthur W., Jr., and Pauline 

K 

Rice, Richard B. and Grace W. . 

Rice, Warren 

Rice, Warren A. and Ruth H. . . 

Richardson, Howard C 

Riley, Allston and Marion 

Roach, James L. and Dora J. . . 
Robbins, Roland W. and Geral- 

dine 

Robinson, Dora J 

Robus, Tamzin K 

Rodenhizer, Garfield L. and 

Elizabeth M 

Rodiman, Mildred M 

Rogers, Edward H 



$1,000 



1,194 



1,085 



83 



1,500 



500 



,300 



$40 00 



47 76 



43 40 
3 32 

60 00 
20 00 



52 00 



910 



3o 40 



$16,250 
1,150 
4,300 

13,000 
4,300 

12,500 
6,000 
4,000 
7,000 

10,250 

3,500 

6,000 

18,100 

4,850 

2,500 

5,000 

12,200 
4,000 

6,350 

200 

6,200 

1,200 

3,000 

3,500 
2.500 

1 ,000 

8,500 

19.000 



$650 00 

46 00 

172 00 

520 00 
172 00 

500 00 

240 00 

160 00 

280 00 

410 00 

140 00 
240 00 

724 00 

194 00 

100 00 

200 00 

488 00 
160 00 

254 00 

8 00 

248 00 

48 00 

120 00 
140 00 
100 00 

40 00 
340 00 

700 00 



70 



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Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 
Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



Rogers, John H 

Rollins, Elmer A., Trustee . . . 

Rooney, Edward D. and Eliza- 
beth M 

Rooney, John J. and Margaret C. 

Rooney, John W 

Root, Harriet E 

Rouner, Thomas J 

Rouner, Thomas J. and Doris J. 

Rowe, Lawrence L. and Mildred 
M 

Rowe, Standish S 

Rudzki, Jan A. and Mary 

Russes, Frances 

Ryan, Anastasia 

Ryan, James 

Ryan, Lawrence 

Ryan, Mary J 

Ryan, William J. (Heirs of) .... 

Sargent, Francis B 

Sawtell, Clement C. and Ade- 
laide I 

Sawtell, Clement C 

Schaal, Albert A. and Zelpha M. 

Schofield, Mary A 

Schumacher, August 

Schwann. William and Sonya . . 

Scott, Herman H 

Scott, Robert W 

Sears, Olga O 

Secora, Julia 

Seeckts, Marion E 

Severance, John A. and Evelyn 
A 

Shand, Lloyd D. and Betty M. . 

Shaw, Alice DeS 

Shea, Heirs of Cornelius T 

Shepard, Paul F 

Sherman, Daniel E., Jr 

Sherman, Daniel E 

Sherman, Mary J 

Sherwin, Edward V 

Shumway, Herbert L. and Violet 
A 



$134 



$5 36 



100 



4 00 



410 
300 

3,000 



16 40 
12 00 

120 00 



125 
1,650 



5 00 
66 00 



$6,500 
800 

5,300 

1,500 

3,000 

600 

6,000 

1,000 
3,700 
4,150 
2,900 
2,400 

3,500 

4,000 

2,500 

10,000 

6,000 

200 

2,220 
6,850 
7,500 
37,700 
1,500 
2,500 
4,000 

6,100 

500 

20,000 

5,900 

3,750 

4,750 

8,700 

150 

1,500 

1,200 



$260 00 
32 00 

212 00 
60 00 

120 00 
24 00 

240 00 

40 00 
148 00 
166 00 
116 00 

96 00 

140 00 
160 00 
100 00 
400 00 

240 00 

8 00 

88 80 
274 00 
300 00 
1,508 00 
60 00 
100 00 
160 00 

244 00 

20 00 

800 00 

236 00 

150 00 

190 00 

348 00 

6 00 

60 00 

48 00 



ASSESSORS' REPORT 



71 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 



Tax on 
Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 
on 

Real Estate 



Silva, Heirs of Manuel 

Silva, Mary 

Sims, Mildred A 

Smith, Carl D. and Florence C. 
Smith, John E. and Helen M. . . 

Smith, Sumner 

Smith- Peterson, Helda D 

Snelling, Caroline 

Snelling, Charles A 

Snelling, Dorothy R 

Snelling, Howard and Elizabeth. 

Snider, Joseph 

Snider, Joseph L. and Greta W. . 

Snow, Clayton R 

Sorenson, Heirs of Hans 

Sorenson, J. Oscar 

Spence, Robert A. and Helen M. 

Spooner, Lily T 

Sterner, John and Janice M 

Stevens, Kimball C. and Eleanor 

G 

Stone, Edith C 

Storrow, James J., David H. 

Howie, William H. Best ex u/w 

Helen 0. Storrow 

Stratton, Michael G. and Kath- 

erine W 

Stuart, Edward T 

Sullivan, Winifred P 

Swanson, Alfred and Alma 

Swanson, Arthur W. and Helen 

K 

Swanson, John E 

Swift, Orlando B 

Swift, Orlando B. and Janice B. . 

Swinconeck, John J 

Taillacq, Elsie 

Tarbell, Charles L 

Tarbell, George G 

Tarbell, George G., et al. Trustees 

u/w George G. Tarbell .... 

Tarbell, George G., Jr 

Tasker, Eliza J 



$13,125 



2,525 



$525 00 



101 00 



1,500 



60 00 



1,000 
385 



500 



40 00 
15 40 



20 00 



$21,750 



9,450 

4,000 

1,500 

800 

8,050 

600 



7,650 
1,600 
4,000 
1 ,000 



1«>,15() 
8,000 
3.500 



$870 00 



1,700 


68 00 


5,500 


220 00 


4,000 


160 00 


55,700 


2,228 00 


2,150 


86 00 


4,500 


180 00 


4,100 


164 00 


4,325 


173 00 


4,500 


180 00 


7,650 


306 00 


1,800 


72 00 


2,700 


108 00 


4,250 


170 00 


6,000 


240 00 


4,250 


170 00 


5,100 


204 00 


4,500 


180 00 


300 


12 00 



778 00 

160 00 
60 00 
32 00 

322 00 

24 00 



306 00 
64 00 

160 00 
40 00 



766 (X) 

320 00 

140 00 



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Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Personal 

Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 

Real Estate 


Taylor, Beulah A 






$5,050 


$202 00 


Taylor, Edward S. and Constance 










R; ' 






4,800 


192 00 


Taylor, Warren 0. and Katherine 










c. 






750 
7,000 


30 00 


Tead, Stanley H. and Eleanor K. 


280 00 


Tew, John B 






15,400 
13,500 


616 00 


Thiessen, Arthur E. and Laura . 


$175 


$7 00 


540 00 








1,000 
5,500 


40 00 


Thorpe, Margaret M 






220 00 


Todd, C. Lee 


500 


20 00 




Todd, Mabel H 


500 


20 00 


20,000 


800 00 


Todd, Pauline E., Adm. u/w C. 








Lee Todd 






26,900 
1,850 


1,076 00 
74 00 


Tonseth, Didrick and Phoebe . . 






Torode, Herbert L. and Lorraine 










S 






3,000 
8,300 


120 00 


Tracey, Elizabeth C 






332 00 


Tracey, Joseph 


500 


20 00 














C 






500 
2,830 


20 00 


Tracy, John W. and Gertrude G. 


113 20 


Trenholm, Charles E. and Har- 










riet M 






2,075 
200 


83 00 


Trull, Sybil Shaw, Ex 






8 00 


Tyler, Ethel A 


10 


40 






Tyler, Ethel A., Admx 






2,700 


108 00 


Tyler, Heirs of Watson 






2,700 


108 00 


Umbrello, Francis and Virginia . 


3,775 


151 00 


8,750 


350 00 


Vance, L. Alexander 


1,110 


44 40 






Vance, Jane K 




15,000 


600 00 


Van Leer, Hans L 


2,450 


98 00 


900 


36 00 


Van Leer, Hans L. and Mary K. 




8,000 


320 00 


Van Wart, W'alter L. and Mary 










A 






1,600 


64 00 


Victor's Market. 


2,000 


80 00 




Waible, Wendell J. and Florence 








E 






4,700 


188 00 


Walker, A. Bruce 






250 


10 00 


Ward, Allan H. and Wilda 






6,100 


244 00 


Ward, Henry DeC. and Janet C. 






10,500 


420 00 


Warner, Henrietta S 


500 


20 00 


9,500 


380 00 


Warner, Henrv E 






20,000 


800 00 







ASSESSORS* REPORT 



73 



Name of Taxpayer 



Aggregat e 

Value of 

Persona] 

Estate 



Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 



Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 



Tax 

on 

Real Estate 



Warner, John Burton and Bar 

bara Kaighn 

Warren, Wallace G 

Washburn, Mabel L. and Rachel 

W 

Washburn, Rachel W 

Watt, Norman B. and Martha E. 

Webb, Rosella 

Wellman, Bertram and Cora B. . 

Wells, George and K. W 

Westcott, Charles W. C. and 

Mary 

Westcott, Vernon C. and Mary 

Alice 

Western Union Tel. and Tel. . . . 

Westman, Charles L 

Weston, Georgianna H 

Wheeler, Elizabeth F., Ann H., 

Mary L., Ruth A. Gale 

Whitman, Annette Ross 

Whitney, Marion B 

Whittier, Charles F 

Whittier, Charles F. and Ramona 

T. Calkins 

Wildes, Leland A. and Irene E. . 
Wiley, G. Arnold and Helen . . . 
Wilkie, Earl L. and Virginia A. . 
Wilkins, John H. and Aida S. . . . 

Wilkshire, Alice E 

Williams, Edwin L., Jr 

Williamson, Elizabeth R 

Wilson, Marion S 

Wilson, John 

Wilson, John Otis 

Wilson, Montgomery S. and 

Mary Ann 

Winchell, Guilbert 

Winchell, Guilbert and Evelyn. . 

Winchell, Guilbert S 

Witham, Arthur B 

Witham, Arthur B. and Margaret 

F 



$3,200 



$128 00 



35 



1 40 



1,500 



60 00 



210 



850 



150 



8 40 



34 00 



6 00 



$1,000 
3,600 

3,000 
100 
3,000 
5,200 
5,200 
8,200 

1,850 

5,450 

7,000 
3,000 

14,650 
6,000 
1,500 



2,200 

6,000 

3,500 

3,000 

15,000 

100 

3,500 

1,300 

800 

3,500 

9,100 

4,400 

25,000 
1,800 



S40 00 
144 00 

120 00 
4 00 
120 00 
208 00 
208 00 
328 00 

74 00 

218 00 

280 00 
120 00 

586 00 

240 00 

60 00 



88 00 

240 00 

140 00 

120 00 

600 00 

4 00 

140 00 

52 00 

32 00 

140 00 

364 00 

176 00 

1,001) 00 
72 00 



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Name of Taxpayer 


Aggregate 
Value of 
Personal 
Estate 


Tax on 

Personal 

Estate 


Aggregate 

Value of 

Real 

Estate 


Tax 

on 
Real Estate 


Witherton, John R. and Eliza- 










beth P 






$800 


$32 00 


Wood, Frank H. and Jeanne R. . 






1,000 


40 00 


Wolff Otto E 






10,500 


420 00 




$50 


$2 00 




Wood hull, Deane H. and Martha 










G 






2,500 
1,500 


100 00 


Woodhull John H 


60 00 


Woodland Trust — Arthur B. 








Brooks, John M. Eaton and 










Ralph C. Piper, Trustees 






420 


16 80 


Worcester, Alice E. and others . 






2,000 


80 00 


Young, Charlotte Wales 






3,850 


154 00 








3,150 


126 00 








4,300 


172 00 







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TREASURER'S REPORT, CALENDAR YEAR, 1949 



January 1, Balance 



Receipts 

Anti-Rabies Dog Clinic 

Board of Appeals 

Board of Health 

Cemetery Fund Income 

Care of lots 

Digging graves 

City of Cambridge, Taxes 1948 and 1949 

Collector of Taxes 

Interest and Costs 

Concord Court Fines 

deCordova, School Equipment Trust Fund Income 
Division of Inspectors, Building, Wiring, Plumbing 

Highway Machinery Account 

Interest on Deposits 

Library Fines 



$460,436 


81 


66 


50 


36 


75 


310 


60 


113 


29 


100 00 


285 00 


1,265 


92 


182,849 36 


232 


10 


84 00 


604 94 


467 


50 


1,070 56 


1,763 


71 


141 


00 



Massachusetts, Commonwealth of: 
Income Tax 



Corporation Tax 

Highways, Chapter 90 . . . 
Highways, Snow Removal 

Licenses 

Old Age Assistance 

a/c Loss of Taxes 

Meals Tax 

Vocational Education . . . 
Department of Education 
Veteran's Benefits 



Miscellaneous, Licenses, etc 

Middlesex County, Dog Tax 

Middlesex County, Highways, Chapter 90 

Old Age Assistance Refunds 

Planning Board 

Post-War Rehabilitation Fund 

Sale of Tax Title 

Schools, Grammar School Fund 

Transportation 

Sale of Desks 

Town Clerk, Dog Licenses 



$26,742 38 

23,684 41 

9,997 18 

97 50 

6 00 

11,696 25 

240 48 

550 12 

219 93 

11,281 98 

399 10 



84,915 33 

75 04 

604 35 

5,998 11 

764 07 

5 00 

5,389 39 

85 93 

25 65 

28 85 

652 62 

750 00 



TREASURER'S REPORT 



79 



Town Hall, Rental and Sales 

U. S. A. Old Age Assistance 

U. S. A. Old Age Assistance Administration 



$100 00 

9,763 47 

284 77 



$759,270 62 



Payments 

Selectmen's Orders $567,142 62 

Massachusetts, Commonwealth of: 

State Parks and Reservations 329 78 

Auditing Municipal Accounts 393 74 

Middlesex County: 

1949 Tax 10,111 15 

Dog Tax 755 40 

Tuberculosis Hospital 1 ,988 26 

Pension Fund 1 ,136 75 

$581,857 70 

December 31, Balance in Banks 177,412 92 



$759,270 62 



GENERAL FUND 

A ssets 

Concord National Bank $22,396 00 

Day Trust Company 50,857 79 

First National Bank 37,332 70 

Arlington Five Cents Savings Bank 4,326 31 

Belmont Savings Bank 3,998 06 

Beverly Savings Bank 4,041 67 

Boston Five Cents Savings Bank 3,863 18 

Brockton Savings Bank 4,278 20 

Brookline Savings Bank 2,173 89 

Cambridge Savings Bank 4,445 80 

East Bridgewater Savings Bank 4,285 19 

Franklin Savings Bank 4,385 69 

Home Savings Bank 4,353 26 

Institution for Savings in Roxbury 4,310 12 

Lowell Institution for Savings 2,136 45 

Lynn Five Cents Savings Bank 4,338 62 

Maiden Savings Bank 2,140 70 

Nfatick Five Cents Savings Bank 1 ,085 44 

Newton Savings Bank 4,396 58 

North Avenue Savings Bank 2.178 35 

Warren Institution for Savings 1 , 7 1 7 86 

Whitman Savings Bank 4,371 W 

On Deposit S177.li 

faxes, Interest to be added 12,290 25 



80 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Tax Titles $66 11 

Accounts Receivable: 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts O. A. A 2,389 46 

U. S. A. Old Age Assistance 2,003 59 

Total Assets $194,162 33 

Liabilities and Surplus 

Dog Licenses due County SI 80 

Road Machinery Fund 1 ,070 56 

O. A. A. Administration 19 47 

Aid to Dependent Children 121 93 

deCordova School Equipment Fund, 1949 Income 604 94 

Julian deCordova Grants for School Equipment 505 24 

Overlay Reserves 1948 $2,035 26 

1949 5,104 76 7,140 02 

Unexpended Appropriation Balances: 

Cemetery 356 25 

Gazette • 36 15 

Highway Equipment Building 117 83 

Highway Building Equipment 65 93 

Elementary School 45,641 59 

School Equipment 568 04 

Building Code Committee 35 00 

Fire Department Equipment 1,343 00 

Surplus: 

Overlay surplus 17,766 90 

General Funds 118,767 68 



$194,162 33 



OUTSTANDING DEBT 

$190,000 School Building Loan \%% due $10,000 each December 1, 
1950-1968, issued under Chapter 208, Acts of 1948. 

$ 85,000 School Building Loan \%% due $5,000 each December 1. 
1950-1958, and $4,000 each December 1, 1959-1968, issued 
under Chapter 44, General Laws as amended. 

$ 36,000 Highway Equipment Building Loan 1%% due $4,000 each 
December 1, 1950-1958, issued under Chapter 44, General 
Laws as amended. 

FREDERICK B. TAYLOR, 

Treasurer. 



TREASURER'S REPORT 81 

WATER DEPARTMENT REPORT 
For the Year Ending December 31, 1949 
1949 

January 1, Balance $2,961 54 

Operating: 

Rates, 1948 $863 02 

Rates, 1949 15,978 12 

Meter, 1949 375 79 

Water Connections 1,710 00 

Rent of Hydrants 3,000 00 

21,926 93 



$24,888 47 



Expenses 
Operating: 

Expense $1,049 09 

Power 2,573 62 

Salaries 987 50 

Repairs and Renewals 16,619 79 

$21,230 00 

December 31, Balance on Deposit 3,658 47 



$24,888 47 



CEMETERY INVESTMENT FUND 

Cash Account 
Receipts of 1949: 

Proceeds of sale of cemetery lots $420 00 

Interest on Savings Bank Deposit 113 29 



$533 29 
Less: 

1949 income paid to General Funds. ... $113 29 

Deposited in Middlesex Institution for 

Savings 420 00 533 29 



Savings Bank Deposit at December 31, 1940 
Middlesex Institution for Savings S3, 594 24 



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AUDITOR'S REPORT FOR 1949 



Following you will find a report of all the money paid out 
by the Town Treasurer on order of the Selectmen. 

I have examined the accounts of the officers entrusted with 
the receipts, custody and expenditure of money and find that 
the reports are correct. 

I have visited the First National Bank of Boston and veri- 
fied all the Securities of the Town that are kept in the Safe 
Vault. 

Having served as Auditor for the Town of Lincoln for forty- 
one years I have passed in my resignation hoping that my 
successor will enjoy the work as much as I have. 

JAMES W. LENNON, 

A uditor. 



Schools 

Payments 
Transportation: 

Doherty's Garage $4,872 02 

Rice's Garage 2,831 18 

Other Payments 224 60 

Tuition: 

Town of Concord $12,745 02 

Town of Weston 4,095 00 

City of Waltham 195 00 

Xewton Trade School 1 1 1 59 

Supplies 

Miscellaneous: 

Teachers and Janitors $43,057 75 

Massachusetts Teacher's Fund 1,218 94 

Boston Edison Co 625 81 

James Ryan — Painting 835 00 

Town of Lincoln — Nurse 460 00 

Randolph Piper, M. D 250 00 

New England Telephone 22 1 49 



$7,927 80 



17,146 61 



8,213 35 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 85 

Town of Lincoln, Water $89 26 

Other Payments 3,610 17 $50,368 42 

Total $83,656 18 

Vocational School 492 50 

Total 884,148 68 

Unexpended Balance 2,501 32 

Appropriation $86,650 00 

Elementary School 

Balance from 1948 S318,890 26 

Payments 

Thomas Worcester, Payments $2 7 7,429 50 

Anderson & Beckwith, Services 3,047 72 

Howard Snelling, Services 80 00 

F. W. Dodge Corp., Services 28 70 

Spencer Sales Co., Supplies 1,468 93 

Francis J. Graham, Supplies 10 58 

Town of Lincoln, Water 17 00 

Anderson & Beckwith, Services 2,166 24 

Total 8284,248 67 

I nexpended Balance 34,641 59 



$318,890 26 



Insurance Account 

Payment 

Expenses $6,051 16 

Unexpended Balance $1 ,854 84 

Appropriation $7,906 00 

Real Estate Refund 
Expenses |62 00 

Library Account 
Payments 

Salary — Edith B. Farr.ir $1,500 <»<» 

Supplies: 

Concord Bookshop (61 

Doubleday & Co 55 34 

Old Corner Book Shop 29 55 

History Book Shop 25 <><> 

Other Supplies \ 67 ■ 7 1 7 



86 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Miscellaneous: 

Harry A. Starr — Fuel $207 50 

Howard Clock Co 1 50 00 

L. A. Wells, Bindery 98 17 

Alary Schofield 90 00 

Boston Edison Co 61 69 

Remington- Rand Co 58 65 

New England Telephone 47 11 

Other Payments 214 06 S927 18 



Police Department Account 

Payments 
Salaries: 

John J. Kelliher $1,400 00 

Edward B. Cunningham 2,558 00 

Leo Algeo 1 ,037 00 

Special Police Duty 35 00 

Payroll 385 00 

Repairs 24 55 

Supplies and Miscellaneous 1,324 07 

Total 

Unexpended Balance 



Total $2,974 35 

Appropriation $2,370 00 

Dog Tax 604 35 



$2,974 35 $2,947 35 





$6,763 62 
19 48 


$6,572 00 
211 10 


$6,783 10 



Appropriation 

Transfers 

$6,783 10 

Fire Department Account 

Payments 

Salaries of Engineers $225 00 

Payroll 1,789 50 

Doherty's Garage, Storage and Services 548 47 

New England Telephone 156 02 

Boston Edison Co 49 95 

E. W. Giles, Clerical Work 76 10 

Supplies and Miscellaneous 793 33 

Tracy's Service Station 282 81 

Total $3,921 18 

Unexpended Balance 378 82 

Appropriation $4,300 00 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 87 



Kitchen Gas Range 

Payments 

Eastern Restaurant Equipment — Range 

Edward MacLeod, Services 

William C. Kirk, Engraving 



Total 

Unexpended Balance 



S3 2 7 00 

135 00 

6 00 


S468 00 
32 00 



Appropriation S500 00 

Mill Street 

Balance from 1948 S130 34 

Payroll S130 34 

Highway Equipment — Article 7 

Payments 

Clark-Wilcox Co. — Payloader $5,250 00 

Perrin Seamans Co. — Road Sweeper 1,600 00 

F. K. Johnson, Pick-Up-Truck 900 00 



Appropriation $7,750 00 

Bonus Account 

Payments $1 ,238 72 

Appropriation $1 ,238 72 

Unpaid Bills — 1948 

Expenditures (532 26 

Appropriation 532 26 

Middlesex County Tuberculosis Hospital 

Assessment $1,988 2^ 



Highway Building Equipment 
Expenses 


Article 9 


S884 07 


1 Unexpended Balance 




65 93 


Approprial ion 




1950 00 



Library Repairs Article 19 
Supplies: 

Remington Rand $947 50 

li. M. Nichols Co 

Newell Co 19 20 



|994 \. 



88 



TOWN OF LINCOLN 



Miscellaneous: 

Manning MacKae — Labor 
James T. Ryan, Painting . . 
Langille Bros., Repairs 
William Dean, Repairs 

Total 

Unexpended Balance 

Appropriation 



$368 10 




53 60 




55 75 




18 61 


$496 06 




$1,490 51 




9 48 



SI, 500 00 



School Equipment — Article 5 

Payment 
Supplies: 

Gledhill Bros 

Henry S. Wolkins 

Jackson Chairs 

Thomas Groom and Co 

Chickering and Sons — Piano 

Mendelsohns 

W. J. Morrison Co 



$7,541 


29 


1,621 


75 


775 00 


409 20 


925 


00 


310 


92 


148 


80 


$11,731 


96 



Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

Treas. of Comm. of State Park and Res 



Auditing 



$329 78 
393 74 



S723 52 



Playground and Ballfield Account 

Payments 

Salaries $955 89 

Supplies 260 26 

James E. Lahey, Repairs 25 25 

Other Payments 221 53 

$1,462 93 

Credit 3 97 

Total $1,458 96 

Unexpended Balance 527 04 

Appropriation $1 ,986 00 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 89 

Cemetery Account 

Payments 

Labor $2,153 79 

Supplies 162 96 

Water 17 00 

John F. Moreau — Repairs 3 50 



Total $2,337 25 

Unexpended Balance $137 25 

Appropriation 2,200 00 



$2,337 25 



Capital Improvements 

Expenditures §1 53 75 

Unexpended Balance 346 25 



Payments 

Sciaba and Co., Payments 

O'Sullivan and Murphy Services 

Boston Edison Co 

Edward MacLeod 

Fay Spofford and Thorndike 

William Dean 

Howard Snelling 

Utility Oil Co., Supplies 

Lincoln Contracting Co., Gravel 

Edmund W. Giles, Rent of Machinery 



Appropriation $500 00 

Highway Building 

Balance from 1948 



$29,218 


7<> 


$27,340 90 


660 


84 


42 


36 


25 


84 


201 


15 


120 


00 


20 00 


294 


87 


244 


00 


151 


00 



Total &29.100 9(5 

Unexpended Balance 117 83 



Appropriation $29,218 79 



General Highway 


Account 




Payments 






Supplies 




$9,774 J 7 


Payroll 




12,842 51 


Edmund W. Giles, Rent of Barn ....... 




125 00 


Telephone Service 




122 10 


Joseph Cont i, Snow Work ... 




505 00 


Edmund W. Giles, Snow Work 




192 00 


\UI !•'. Stevens, Blast ing 




150 00 


Edmund W. Giles, Rem of Machinen 




158 00 



90 TOWN OF LINCOLN 

Boston Edison Co $54 81 

Miscellaneous Payments 177 Of 

Total S24.401 00 

Transfer from Reserve $526 1 7 

Appropriation $24,464 00 

$24,990 17 
Expenditures 24,401 00 

Balance $589 1 7 

Building Inspector and Wiring Inspector 

Payments 

Expenses $529 95 

Unexpended Balance 220 05 

Appropriation S750 00 

Board of Appeals 

Payments 

Waltham News Tribune $53 65 

D. R. Mailing Service, Printing 56 04 

Arietta Spooner, Services 15 30 

H. S. Home Co., Supplies 10 48 

Total $135 47 

Unexpended Balance 14 53 

Appropriation $1 50 00 

Street Light Account 

Payment 

Boston Edison Co S4.587 51 

Unexpended Balance 37 52 

Appropriation S4.550 00 

Public Welfare Account 

Expenses $609 53 

Unexpended Balance 890 47 

Appropriation $1 ,500 00 

Highway Chapter 90, Maintenance 

Payments 

Payroll $990 83 

Supplies 1 ,776 83 

Miscellaneous 232 34 

Appropriation $3,000 00 



AUDITOR'S REPORT 

Highway Chapter 90, Construction 

Payroll 

Rental of Equipment and Supplies 

Expenditures 

Appropriation 

Planning Board Account 

Expenses 

Motor Vehicle Excise Refund 

Expenses 

Moth and Tree Department 

Payments 

Payroll 

Supplies 

Miscellaneous 

Appropriation $3,800 00 

Transfer from Reserve 366 86 

$4,166 86 
Expenditures 3,170 14 

Balance $996 72 

School Vocational Account 

Payments 

Tuition : 

City of Waltham 

Norfolk Co. Agri. School 

I runsportation: 

Alfred Stuart 

Philip Coane 

I nit ion : 

( 'itv of Newton . 

( 'itv of Bost